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Fires burn thousands of fruit trees in Algeria

A fire in forest in Algeria, 1 September 2017 [STR/AFP./Getty Images]
A fire in a forest in Algeria, 1 September 2017 [STR/AFP./Getty Images]

Fires broke out yesterday in Algeria's northern state of Medea, burning 1,050 fruit trees and eight hectares of a neighbouring forest and agricultural lands.

Local media quoted officials at the civil protection departments as saying that the local authorities had intervened at "15:30 to extinguish the fire." The officials added that there were no casualties."

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