Morocco fights wildfires as Algeria situation eases

Firefighters in Morocco were fighting to contain forest fires in the mountainous Chefchaouen region in the north.

Moroccan forces on Monday posted to Twitter pictures of the attempts to put out the fires.

Neighbouring Tunisia and Algeria have been experiencing forest fires in the past week amid a heatwave sweeping across North African countries.

The Algerian authorities on Monday said the wildfires that had been raging in the country for the past week were now “under control”.

“Most of these fires have been brought under control and don’t represent a danger to residents,” said Col Farouk Achour, a spokesperson for the civil protection authority.

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