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PORTUGAL: Ambiente_Douro Interior highlights forest fire season

29 July 2011 No Comment

Forest Fire Prevention posterThe period between July 1st and September 30th is the most critical for the occurrence of forest fires. Therefore, Ambiente_Douro Interior chose to disseminate this issue, thus continuing the initiatives under the scope of the International Year of Forests 2011. In this sense, the following measures should be adopted during this period in rural and forest areas: do not smoke or light any kind of fire in this area or on the circumscribing or crossing roads, do not clear ground by fire and do not launch fire balloons with lit fuse or any kinds of fireworks. The use of fireworks or other pyrotechnic items are subject to prior authorisation of the respective City Council. Let’s be careful and do not forget: in case of fire, call 112.