TBILISI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- A M-8 helicopter crashed into a reservoir in central Georgia when fetching water to extinguish wild fire in the vicinity Sunday morning, injuring three crew members on board, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) said.
The helicopter, which belonged to the border police of MIA, fell into the reservoir in Borjomi Gorge near the Kura River, sources with the ministry told media.
Fire brigades, rescuers and doctors have been mobilized near the area. The three injured crew members have been taken to a hospital in the capital city of Tbilisi with non-life-threatening injuries.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvilion said on Saturday that the massive forest fire broke out a week ago in Borjomi Gorge has been almost extinguished. The fire control headquarter would stay there for days to deal with potential disasters and prevent development of the fire, he said.