The White Helmets civil defense says volunteers have been injured, as they fought fires in Idlib Province, by shelling from pro-Assad forces.

The fires have been contained in southern Turkey. The White Helmets say they have controlled 80% of the fires across 4 km (2.5 miles) of opposition territory, with more than 150 volunteers and 36 firefighting vehicles.

Footage from western Idlib Province:

ORIGINAL ENTRY, SEPT 11: Forest fires, burning for more than a week, are spreading across northwest Syria.

The blazes started in regime-held territory, in mountains across Latakia and Homs Provinces, and have crossed into opposition-controlled Idlib Province and parts of Turkey.

High winds have hindered firefighters. There has been extensive damage to badly-needed crops amid food shortages throughout the country.

The initial cause of the fire is unknown, but analysts have pointed out that seasonal temperatures are 11 degrees Celsius (20 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than normal.

Turkish authorities say that they have now contained the blaze after six days, across more than 150 hectares in Hatay Province in the south of the country. Almost 800 personnel, 24 vehicles, 182 waterjets, and two aircraft were involved in the effort.

A man tries to put out a forest fire in northwest Syria, September 8, 2020 (SANA)

A man tries to put out a fire on a hill in Ain Halaqim in western Hama Province