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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