Albanian firefighters battle wildfires for third day

STORY: Forest inspector Gjon Gegaj said the situation was not getting better as the temperatures were still high in the Balkan country.

A brutal heatwave with spikes well above 104 Fahrenheit settled over southern Europe last week, part of a global pattern of rising temperatures, widely attributed by scientists and climatologists to human activity.

Firefighters are still dealing with bursts, but Major Endrit Cengu said the units on-site managed to isolate all fires and keep them from merging.

The wildfire has left part of the forest charred with cinder and fallen trees littering the ground.