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Heatwave destroys dozens of hectares of forest

Update: April, 24/2019 - 15:37

 

Photo for illustration: dozen hectares of forest in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu were burned down after hot weather in recent days. VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Cường

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — Prolonged dry weather has caused forest fires in many areas of Đất Đỏ and Long Điền districts, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province in recent days, vietnamplus.vn reported.

On Tuesday, a forest fire occurred at the foot of Minh Đạm Mountain in Phước Hải Town, Đất Đỏ District, destroying 1.5ha of forest.

Earlier last Saturday, a fire also occurred in Suối Tiên area of Long Hải Town, Long Điền District and was extinguished.

However, on Sunday, the fire broke out again in an adjacent area, lasting to Monday until firefighters controlled it at 11pm.

Firefighters said the blaze on the mountain caused many difficulties for them in moving and bringing water to extinguish the fire.

On Tuesday, the firefighters checked smoldering fire spots in caves to prevent the possibility of new blazes.

According to preliminary statistics, fires in Suối Tiên area in the past few days have damaged about 60ha of forest.

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting forecasts the heat in the south and central region would last throughout this week with temperatures ranging from 35 to 37 degrees Celsius, even 39 degrees in some places. — VNS

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