For the last 3 days in Chernivtsi region happened 7 cases of fires burning through dry grass. Most of these fires occur because of safety violations by the same citizens. People burning dry grass is not always aware of the danger, because of the hot weather and wind fire can get out of control and spread to a large area and spread to the nearby building.
The fires caused by burning dry grass are dangerous because in a short time gaining large. On the open area in calm weather, fire can spread at a speed of up to 4 km. per hour, and the wind - up to 30 km; flame height is 2 meters. But the greatest danger is fire, which spread a strong wind from the sharp changes in direction and speed. Typically, the area of fire for 15-30 minutes two to three times increased. Extinguishing of fires associated with overcoming great difficulties, costs considerable funds and human resources.
Office DSNS Ukraine in Chernivtsi region appeals to inhabitants of the land: do not burn dry grass and be careful when using open fire.
To prevent fire through dry grass fire, observe fire safety rules:
- be very careful in dealing with open fire;
- Do not leave a fire burning unattended;
- not fueling fires near houses and estates;
- Do not burn dry grass;
Compliance with fire safety regulations do not require any super or material costs, but their timely and thorough implementation will protect themselves from harm. Remember, fire easier to prevent than to eliminate it!
UDSNS Press Service of Ukraine in Chernivtsi region