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Photos: Golestan Forest Fire In North Iran

12/03/10 Photos by Aboutaleb Nadri, Mehr News Agency

A forest fire which broke out in the northeast province of Golestan on Thursday November 20th is still not under control, having burned its way through hundreds of hectares.

More than 600 firefighters have been called in to perform the burn-out operation, according to an official of the crisis management organization. Fire-fighting helicopters have also been dispatched to the scene.


According to the Mehr News Agency, the fire has also endangered the lives of various species of birds, animals and reptiles inhabiting the forest.

Local people say that they have seen the charred bodies of some animals like snakes, turtles, frogs, and foxes.

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