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Afghanistan: Wild Fire: 1999/06 Country Information on DRR

Period 1999/06
Country or District Afghanistan
Event Type Wild Fire
Outline A massive fire broke out in the forest of the Sholake valley, Kunar province. The fire started on 12 June, and it is continuing in all directions, and have burned over 5 hectares, devastated settlements.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 (1999/07/06)
According to Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA), No human losses were reported. On 24 June, according to ISRA, the fires had spread from Shorak to the neighbouring villages and caused partial burning of the natural forests in Badail and Kurangal villages. In total approximately 160 sq km of forest have been destroyed.
Deutsche Presse Agentur 19 Jun 1999
The forest fire has displaced about 3,000 people and affected around 12 villages.
Deutsche Presse Agentur 17 Jun 1999
The blaze in Kunar province started Sunday and had consumed hundreds of hectares of forest.

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OCHA Situation Report No. 2 (1999/07/06)

AFP NEWS (1999/07/06)
Rain saves Afghanistan forest from fire

OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Update No. 319

OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Update No. 318 (1999/06/25)

Deutsche Presse Agentur 1999/06/19
Four people have been killed in attempts to put out a forest fire.

Xinhua 1999/06/18
The Afghan ruling group, Taliban, Friday renewed appeal for immediate international assistance to extinguish a forest fire in northeastern Afghanistan.

Deutsche Presse Agentur 1999/06/17
A forest fire in northeastern Afghanistan was raging out of control for a fifth day Thursday.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 16 Jun. 1999
The extent and volume of the flames is large enough to make it impossible to bring them under control by the local and state authorities of Afghanistan. In addition, there are reportedly no facilities at hand to fight the fire.

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OCHA Situation Report No. 1 16 Jun 1999
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan appealed to the world community, specifically the neighbouring countries and the Islamic countries, to help and provide necessary support to the people of Afghanistan to cope with this tragedy.