Tirana Covered in Smoke from Forest and Landfill Fires

Over the weekend, Tirana has been covered in thick layers of smog from forest and garbage fires in the surroundings of the capital.

On Friday evening, Tirana was covered in the smoke from forest fires in Iba, which lasted the entire night. Over the weekend, several fires were lit in landfills around the city, covering the city once more in a poisonous fog.


The municipality has not released any information on either the forest or the illegal landfill fires, putting at risk the lives of the elderly and lung patients, who experienced difficulty breathing over the last few days.