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Fire hazard in Poland. Map. Almost the whole country in red

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High air temperature combined with sunny weather make the fire hazard in Polish forests very high. Be careful, even a small spark or cigarette butt can start a fire. A map published by the Forest Research Institute on Sunday afternoon shows that almost the entire country has the highest risk of fire outbreak.

Lack of precipitation, high air temperature and cloudless sky are the factors that make Polish forests a very high fire hazard.

“The two-week period without precipitation causes progressive meteorological and hydrological drought, especially in the west and north of the country. We observe a spring low water on rivers, and a significant fire hazard in forests. The following days are still sunny and dry” – writes the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management on Twitter.

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Fire hazard in Polish forests

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On Sunday afternoon, according to the map of the Forest Research Institute, the highest – marked in red – level of fire risk occurs in almost the whole country. Foothill regions are not included in the forecast.

Fire risk on SundayIBL

The fire risk forecast presented by IBL is performed in 60 forecast zones based on measurements of pine litter moisture, relative air humidity and precipitation, and determines the possibility of a fire on the day of its execution. Meteorological measurements are carried out twice a day in several places in each zone. The forecast is made by the State Forests in the period of fire risk – from 1 March to 30 September.

do you see the fire? react

On such days, it is worth taking special care when staying in the forests. If you notice a fire, you should immediately contact the emergency number of the State Fire Service 998 or the emergency number 112.

Methods of extinguishing forest firesMaciej Zielinski/PAP

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