To add to the tragedy, an artist and social activist was present in Kabylia, the most affected region, to help residents put out the fires. He was killed by a mob that believed that "he started the wildfire" due to his Arab ethnicity.
The government send out several different helicopters which have a capacity of a 1000 liters. On 12 August, France sent over two firefighting aircrafts with a capacity of 6000-7000 liters. Two other planes from Spain were expected on 13 August and another from Switzerland on 14 August.