Dry grass fires continue countrywide

  • 2003-05-01
  • Ieva Tuna
RIGA"Black record" is how the state firefighting and rescue service is now referring to April 21, the second day of this year's Easter holiday.On that day firemen answered 300 calls - a call every five minutes on average - across Latvia during the 24-hour period. Of those calls, 189 were dry grass fires that burned 1,212 hectares of land and damaged 34 buildings.Despite continuous reports about damage and victims and countless warnings on how dangerous it is to burn dead grass, people continue setting dry grass fires, touching off large fires throughout Latvia each year.As of press time, 2,...
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