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24 August 2018, 11:58

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Highest fire danger level extended till August 31

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LUGANSK, August 24 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry Hydrometeorology Centre extended the highest fire danger level in the LPR till August 31.

“In the period from August 24 till August 31, the highest fire danger will persist in the Republic,” meteorologists warned.

The fifth-level hazard was introduced on August 8 and was later extended till August 13 and August 23.

Fire hazard is 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 — 24 August — Lugansk