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October 27, 2020

Over 12 hectares of Bucegi Mountain vegetation in flames

A thunderbolt set 1,700 m altitude vegetation on fire in the Bucegi Mountain on Thursday, on a tract of land property of the Royal House under the Romsilva management. Yesterday, the blaze was visible from as far as the Prahova Valley holiday resorts, Mediafax reports. Twenty-five volunteers were to help douse the fire. Busteni Mayor Emanoil Savin said local volunteers went to the scene on board SUVs Sunday morning, each of the vehicle loaded with 200 liters of water. Vegetation on a surface area of roughly 12 hectares was engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading from a former forest exploitation, requiring the intervention of 10 special purpose vehicles with Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) crews on board. According to the spokesman for ISU Sibiu, Silviu Albisor, no victims or hurt people have been reported. The head of the Busteni Mountain Rescue Service, Gheorghe Haiduc, said that the mountain is very steep, and the road takes three hours for motor vehicles to get from the Bucegi Plateau to the blaze area. He also said that the best way to access the area is by helicopter, and in his view, the fire spreading to Busteni, the locality closest to it, is out of question. Prahova Forestry Department Spokesman  Sorin Vintila said that the rough terrain makes intervention in the area impossible.

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