fire risk increased in forests throughout Latvia


Prolonged heat and dryness have led to a high risk of fires in wooded areas – now not in individual regions, but throughout the country. When staying in nature, you should be extremely careful with fire and combustible objects.

In most of the territory of Vidzeme, Zemgale and Kurzeme, the red (highest level) warning of abnormal heat announced by the Latvian Center for Environment, Geology and Meteorology is in effect, in Latgale and on the western coast of Kurzeme – orange. At the same time, fire danger in forests has increased throughout Latvia. A short rain is possible at the end of the week, but in general the weather will remain dry and hot, writes rus.lsm.lv.

Going on business in the countryside or relaxing in nature, you need to take special precautions, Agnis Pupols, specialist of the Operational Management Department of the State Fire and Rescue Service, said: “If we talk about forests, then do not burn fires in the forest! And also not to move on vehicles off roads in the forests. Smokers, please be careful where you throw your cigarette butts, because any spark in this weather can cause extremely serious consequences.

Bonfires can not be lit everywhere, reminded Pupols.

“We should not leave waste, including glass bottles, we are especially careful about bonfires. You can burn them only in specially designated places. You cannot leave unattended. The wind is picking up and sparks can fly and start a fire. I would like to remind you about the swimming season. It’s hot outside, we get information about drowned people every day.”

In such weather, one should not forget to be careful when staying on the street and for the sake of one’s own well-being, especially when it comes to the elderly and small children. In the Children’s Clinical University Hospital, in the last week, almost every day, doctors have to provide first aid to two or three severely overheated children.


Source: GOROD.LV – новости Даугавпилса by gorod.lv.

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