Visiting forests is forbidden in all regions of Belarus except Vitebsk region. The reason is associated with fire risk. Ivan Mysleiko, the head of the Sector for Forest Protection and Emergency Situations of the Forestry Ministry, told about it.
Since the fire risk situation began 905 fires have been registered over the territory of 1248 hectares. The fire that completely destroyed woods occurred on 50 hectares. The forests of Gomel region have suffered most of all. Here 78 fires destroyed 760 hectares of woods. In Brest region 147 hectares of forests suffered from 199 fires. In Minsk region 147 fires destroyed 49 hectares of woods.
In Ivan Mysleiko’s words, the situation is compared with the year 1984 when it didn’t rain for a month.