|Forest rangers and local residents are on patrol day and night to prevent fires in the U Minh Hạ National Forest. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
CÀ MAU — About 33,000ha of the U Minh Hạ National Forest in the southern province of Cà Mau is at risk of fire.
Local authorities have been taking measures to prevent fires, with rangers joining local residents to patrol day and night.
Lê Thanh Dũng, deputy director of the forest, said the forecast was for dry conditions to continue over the next few days.
The areas at highest risk are under special supervision.
During a recent inspection of the forest, Nguyễn Tiến Hải, chairman of Cà Mau’s People’s Committee, asked the forest management board to remain vigilant. — VNS