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Student volunteers help extinguish a fire in Thanh Hoa

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Student volunteers help extinguish a fire in Thanh Hoa

QĐND – Friday, July 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – 30 student volunteers from the Ham Rong Voluntary Group have joined forces with soldiers, civil defence force, and local citizens in putting out a fire in Linh Truong pine forest in Hoang Yen Commune, Hoang Hoa District, Thanh Hoa Province.

After two hours fighting the blaze, the volunteers successfully saved 75 hectares out of 90 hectares of the pine forest.

Moreover, these volunteers distributed nearly 1,000 documents related to forest protection and birth-control to local people.  

They also helped local people clean up village roads and dredge ditches. Additionally, in response to their call, local and neighbouring provincial benefactors granted 30 scholarships, each worth VND 100,000, and 10 gifts to students with adversity and the families of wounded soldiers and martyrs.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Firefighters extinguish blaze in Ca Mau forest after three days

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Firefighters extinguish blaze in Ca Mau forest after three days

QĐND – Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 21:39 (GMT+7)

Firefighters have extinguished a fire that broke out in the U Minh Ha forest in southernmost Ca Mau province’s Thoi Binh District on May 2. About 90ha of trees were destroyed in the three-day blaze.

However, the director of U Minh Ha Forestry C, Tran Thanh Su, said there was a high risk that the hot and dry weather could cause the fire to break out again from smouldering charcoal.

“Authorities have placed firefighters on 24-hour duty to extinguish any new outbreaks,” he said.

“Investigations are being carried out to find out the cause of the fire,” Su said.

According to the Department of Forest Management, eight provinces and cities nationwide have been placed on forest-fire alert because of the prolonged hot and dry weather.

An Giang, Binh Dinh, Binh Thuan, Ca Mau and Ninh Thuan provinces are on the highest fire-alert level.

Source: VNS/VOVNews

Source: QDND