Forest fires destroy 260 hectares of forest in Vietnam

In recent days, 15 fires have been discovered in several provinces, including Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Quang Tri, Nghe An, Ca Mau, Kien Giang and An Giang, news agency VNA reported in detail when issuing a message on the matter. Written by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

The information highlights in particular the fire that occurred on April 26 and 27 in an area in Xuyen, northern Ha Giang Province, destroying about 20 hectares of forest and killing two forest workers and injuring a third of them. While they were fighting the fire.

The government statement calls on ministries and localities to continue taking strict and effective measures to prevent and combat forest fires, as well as to strengthen awareness campaigns on this issue.

It also directs the relevant authorities to strictly control residents' use of fire in and near forests, and to strictly manage those actions in which the use of flame poses a high risk of causing fires.

The Vietnam National Hydrometeorological Center warned that the heat wave will continue to hit many locations in the coming days, so the risk of forest fires will remain high.

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