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Two times more forest fires during 4 months of 2014 than within the whole previous year

During the 4 months of 2014 there were two times more forest fires in Mogilev region than within the whole previous year. The information was provided by the head of forest protection and conservation of Mogilev state forestry association Yury Galeznick.

"This year the first fire at the territory of Mogilev region was registered on March 30", - the source specified. "As of 7 August, 53 fires happened; the fire destroyed 35.1 ha of forest. Just to compare, last year there were 24 fires that destroyed 22 ha of forest. Careless handling of fire was the major reason of fires."

At present, visiting forests is forbidden in Mogilev region, the source reminded. "The measure aims at protecting people's lives and preventing fire breaking-outs. Within this period only the forest roads running to settlements or specially equipped sites may be used.

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