North Macedonia declares state of emergency as fires rage on

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North Macedonia declared a one-month state of emergency on Thursday amid massive wildfires.

The decision was signed by the government and it will be enforceable across the entire territory. On Tuesday, the government prohibited entrance to anyone in forest areas. On that day, PM Zoran Zaev confirmed that there were 13 active fronts.

On Wednesday, the European Union activated its “Civil Protection Mechanism” to aid countries battling wildfires.

Accordingly, North Macedonia will receive a team of 45 firefighters from Slovenia.

In the meantime, the government said to have allocated a fund for firefighters and citizens that helped put out the fire.

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