One hundred hectares of meadow and forest in Kazeroon in Fars Province have burnt down in a fire that started on Tuesday July 1.

IRNA reports that the fire started on Tuesday and, according to Natural Resources officials in the province, high winds on Wednesday spread the fires further, complicating the task of extinguishing them.

The report indicates that fire officials have enlisted the help of the military to contain the fire.

The reports adds that the fire has not been contained yet and officials anticipate they will have to deploy helicopters.