"Maritsa highway will be closed because of the fire, as there is a risk that the fire will reach the highway," Nikolay Valchev, director of ODPBZN in Haskovo, told bTV.

Currently, there are two active fires burning on the territory of the district, which have not yet been brought under control.

Four helicopters are already extinguishing the fire between Elshitsa and Levski

One fire is next to the railway line passing by Lyubimets, and it also extends to the territory of the municipalities of Svilengrad and Harmanli.

The second fire is near Jerusalem.

Three municipalities in Haskovo declared a state of emergency due to 7 large forest fires and many more small ones.