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25 March 2020, 14:16

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More than 730 wildfires destroy 1,500 ha of dry grass across LPR

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LUGANSK, March 25 (Lugansk Media Centre) – More than 730 wildfires have destroyed 1.5 thousand ha of dry grass across the LPR in 2020, the LPR deputy Minister of Emergencies, Civil Defense Col. Valery Vikhtar said.

"733 wildfires burnt more than 1,496 ha of dry grass across the LPR; 672 of those wildfires occurred in March. Two ha of forests were destroyed outside Roskoshnoye in the Lutugino district." He said.

In March alone, Republican firefighters extinguished 526 fires where 1,386 ha of dry grass burned out.

– The number of fires across the LPR has grown by 2.8 times compared to the same period of 2019.

Fire hazard is a an atmospheric condition characterized 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.

LuganskMediaCentre — 25 March — Lugansk