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4 August 2020, 11:22

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Wildfires destroy 17 ha of dry grass in LPR over 24 hours - Emergencies Ministry

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LUGANSK, August 4 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Wildfires destroyed some 17 hectares of dry grass in the Lugansk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the Republic’s Emergencies Ministry press service reported.

“Thirteen fires have been extinguished; no fire-related deaths or injuries have been recorded, nine fires broke out on an dry grass area of 16.6 hectares and one fire occurred in a  forestry,” the report said.

As a result of careless handling of fire, dry grass burnt on an area of 0.3 hectare and leaf litter burnt on an area of 0.2 hectare in the Kranokutsk Forestry, Antratsit District, the Ministry said.

The LPR Emergencies Ministry Hydrometeorology Centre announced high fire hazard level in the Republic July 25.

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.

LuganskMediaCentre — 04 August — Lugansk