Actions taken to prevent forest fires in Azerbaijan

Actions taken to prevent forest fires in Azerbaijan

27 May 2011

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Azerbaijan — Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry started to take actions to prevent forest fires which are possible in summer, Azerbaijani Ecology and Mineral Resources Minister Huseyngulu Bagirov said at today’s press conference.

He said at present, employees who will be engaged in fire prevention are being trained.

“No strong fires occur in Azerbaijani forests. Some 95 percent of forest fires takes place due to people’s negligence. People going to rest, shepherds and others should be more careful.

One cigarette end is enough for forest fires,” Bagirov said.

He appreciated the relevant authorities’ efforts to prevent fires.

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