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31 July 2020, 11:03

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Wildfires destroy 180 ha of grass in 24 hours, two people die

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LUGANSK, July 31 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Wildfires destroyed more than 180 ha of dry grass and waste across LPR in 24 hours killing two people, the LPR Ministry of Emergencies said.

"Firefighters extinguished 36 blazes, 25 of those were related to burning dry grass and waste on 180.7 ha of open land".

Two people died in fires.

The Ministry of Emergencies announced the highest level of fire hazard since July 25.

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 — 31 July — Lugansk