The decline was due to their aggressive firefighting, the services said at a press conference.
However, despite the reduction in the number of fires more than nine out of 10 of them were caused by human activities in 2017.
From 2016 to 2017 the total number of fires declined by 10.12 per cent and fires in rural areas by 10.07 per cent.
Notable changes occurred in the months of April and December. In April, traditionally...