12 June 2018, 16:45
LPR announces high fire hazard from June 13
LUGANSK, June 12 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry Hydrometeorology Centre announced the “high” fire hazard level in the Republic beginning from June 13.
“Beginning from June 13, high fire hazard (4th level) is expected in certain areas of the Republic,” meteorologists warned.
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.
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.
Head of the Natural Resources and Environmental Safety Ministry’s Forestry Department Elena Levchenko urged the Republic’s residents ahead of the May holidays and the fire hazard period to observe fire safety rules in natural environment.
LuganskMediaCentre — 12 June — Lugansk