LPR Emergencies Ministry extends high fire danger alert till July 4


The Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry Hydrometeorology Centre has announced that certain areas of the Republic would remain on alert for very high fire danger till July 4.

“Level 5 highest fire danger will keep in the larger part of the Republic from June 30 to July 4,” the Hydrometeorology Centre said.

The Republic announced Level 5 fire danger from June 12 and repeatedly extended it.

Fire hazard is a an atmospheric condition characterized by high ambient temperatures, low vapor 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 glass fragments in forest and steppe areas is also prohibited as glass can act as magnifying lens to start a fire. *i*s

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