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Fire hazard in forests. Most of Poland in red

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High air temperature combined with sunny weather make the fire risk in Polish forests high. Let's be careful not to accidentally start a fire while walking. Check where the risk of fire is greatest.

Lack of rainfall, high air temperature and cloudless sky are the factors that make the fire risk in Polish forests very high. If you are going on a trip to the forest, do not forget to follow basic safety rules.

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During the May weekend in the forest, we should be especially careful and considerate. The occurrence of so-called fire weather does not only mean a high risk of fire (even from a cigarette butt), but also its rapid spread.

Fire danger on Thursday

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The map published by the Meteorological Modeling Center of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management shows that a high and extreme fire risk is expected to occur in most of Poland on Thursday.

Experts forecast extreme fire risk for some voivodeships: Pomeranian, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Lubuskie, Greater Poland, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Masovian Voivodeship, Lublin Province, Świętokrzyskie, Łódź, Lower Silesia, Opole Province, Lesser Poland, Podkarpackie, Silesian, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

Fire threat in forests on Thursday from 2-4 p.mIMWM

Fire danger on Friday

On Friday, extreme fire danger is forecast for some voivodeships: West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Lubuskie, Łódź, Masovian Voivodeship, Kuyavian-Pomeranian VoivodeshipLublin, Lubuskie, Podkarpackie.

Fire threat in forests on Friday from 2-4 p.mIMWM

See the fire? React

On such days, it is worth being especially careful when staying in forests. If you notice a fire, immediately contact the State Fire Service emergency number 998 or emergency number 112.

Ways to extinguish forest firesMaciej Zieliński/PAP

Main photo source: IMWM, Shutterstock

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