Large number of field grass fires registered on Saturday

  • 2019-03-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - According to the State Fire and Rescue Service, 69 field-grass fires were put out in the country yesterday.

This is the largest number of field grass fire registered in one day so far this season.

The springtime practice of torching overgrown and dry field grass has started again in rural areas, with the first field grass fire registered in Latvia in February.

As reported, the outdated practice of burning old grass has been made an administrative offense in Latvia because it represents a threat to wildlife, crops, property and human lives.