Attention, fire!

Photo by Serhiy Hudak  13 August 2015 15:07  60104694 0105727
Attention, fire!

Transcarpathian environmentalists beg countrymen to take care of nature and to consider fire safety.

The State Ecological Inspectorate in Transcarpathian region calls on everybody to be careful while handling fire.

According to the Transcarpathian Regional Weather Service, in the coming days, dry and hot weather will remain in the region. Specifically, until August 16, heatwave of 35-38 ° is expected on the flat part and at foothills and in some parts of mountain valleys in Trnascarpathian region. In most of the region, there will be high (Class 4) and extreme (Class 5) fire hazard. In the lowland and at foothills, atmospheric and soil drought will increase. In some places, there will be dry winds. 

The State Ecological Inspectorate in Transcarpathian region appeals to all countrymen and calls to avoid burning of dry natural vegetation and its residues as flame can easily spread to nearby farmlands, forests or housing and commercial buildings and lead to emergency situations. Besides, burning of stubble, dry vegetation and its residues leads to air pollution, destruction of bird nesting places and animal habitats, all species of animal and plant life, destroys soil microflora, affects their structure and impoverishes soil, enhances processes of water and wind erosion of earth, which leads to soil degradation and other negative consequences.

Strictly observe fire safety rules while resting out-doors to make your recreation safe both for you and for the environment.

State Environmental Inspectorate in Transcarpathian region

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