According to images on social media, fires at several different locations are threatening the city centre.
It is seen that the fires spread to some houses with the effect of the wind in the city, which is about 100 kilometers away from the capital Skopje.
Mayor of Koçana, Nikolço Iliev, stated that the city was in danger from three sides and requested help from institutions to extinguish the fire.
Iliev shared the information that the fire was moving in the direction of the wind.
The most critical city “Koçana”
President Stevo Pendarovski said he received information about the fires across the country.
Pendarovski stated that approximately 170 army members participated in firefighting efforts during the day, and that helicopters would intervene in the city of Koçana, which was most affected by the fire, starting in the morning.
On the other hand, in the statement made by the North Macedonia Crisis Management Center (CUK), it was noted that there are several fire points throughout the country, with the most critical one in Koçana.
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