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28 July 2020, 10:28

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30 hectares of dry grass, litter burn down in LPR over 24 hours - Emergencies Ministry

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LUGANSK, July 28 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Fires destroyed more than 30 hectares of dry grass and litter in the Lugansk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the Republic’s Emergencies Ministry press service reported.

“Twenty-four fires have been extinguished including 20 grass and litter fires on a total area of 34 hectares,” the report said.

The LPR Emergencies Ministry Hydrometeorology Centre announced high fire hazard level in the Republic starting July 22.

Fire hazard is a an atmospheric condition characterised by high ambient temperatures, low vapour content, lack of rains and other factors leading to wild fires and grassfires in fields and parks especially due to careless handling of fire.

There are five fire danger levels: very low, low, moderate, high and very high.

The LPR Emergencies Ministry reminded that making fires in forests and steppes was prohibited during the fire hazard period. Leaving glass bottles or fragments in forest and steppe areas is also prohibited as glass can act as magnifying lens to start a fire.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 28 July — Lugansk