Poland — There is an increased risk of fires in forests. The extreme fire danger level now covers most areas of Poland. Last day 78 fires broke out – says the Forest Research Institute.
Since the beginning of June, in total 220 fires broke out in forests.
The highest level of fire danger was declared for the following Provinces: West Pomerania, Pomerania, Warmia-Masuria, Mazovia, Lubuskie, Lublin, Greater Poland, Kuyavia-Pomerania, Lower Silesia, Opole, Swietokrzyskie (Holy Cross), Subcarpathian and Lodz.
The level of fire danger in Lesser Poland, Silesia and Podlasie is classified as high.
For several consecutive days the air temperature in forests exceeds 22 degrees Celsius and the humidity dropped below 46 percent. Moisture content of the forest floor litter ranges from 7 to 15 percent only – the Forest Research Institute informs.
Foresters and firefighters are calling for caution while enjoying our woodlands. Using open fires, smoking, barbecueing etc. is banned in the forest and within 100 metres from its edge.
Foresters point out that 95 percent of forest fires are started by man and his carelessness.