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Firefighters extinguished the large fire broken out in the area of the Sport and concert complex: Minister of Emergency Situations Feliks Tsolakyan was at the scene

09:00 / 27.06.2020



On June 26, at 20:58 an emergency call was received to Crisis management national center that grassland had been burning in the area of the Sport and concert complex of Yerevan city.

Fourteen fire units from the Fire and Rescue Squads of Yerevan Rescue Department six rescue squads of the Center for Carrying out Activities of Special Importance of the Rescue Forces Department, the operative groups of the Management Division for Firefighting and Rescue Activities and Crisis management national center and the doctor on duty of the Medical Care Provision Department of the Rescue Service of the MES of RA dispatched to the scene.

Let us note that a fire truck is always patrolling in the area of Tsitsernakaberd. The mentioned group started fire extinguishing activities until the other fire units approached. A total of about 120 rescuers took part in the firefighting activities.

Because of strong wind several hearths of fire arose: the firefighters worked on extinguishing various hearths of fire at the same time.

The fire was localized at 23:32 and extinguished at 23:56. About 21 hectares of vegetated area burnt. The firefighters prevented spreading of the fire to residential areas.

No damage was caused to the nearby buildings, including the museum-institute of the Armenian Genocide.

Ten water trucks of “Landscaping and Environmental Protection” NPO of Municipality supported the firefighting activities.

Minister of Emergency Situations Feliks Tsolakyan, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan, Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan and the head of Urban, Technical and Fire Safety Inspection Body Gegham Shakhbazyan were at the scene.

For security reasons three fire units from the Fire and Rescue Squads of Yerevan Rescue Department, one rescue squad of the Center for Carrying out Activities of Special Importance of the Rescue Forces Department and the operative group of the Management Division for Firefighting of the Rescue Service of the MES of RA are implementing patrolling on the spot.

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