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Red Alarm from the Department of Forests and on the 15th of August – High risk of causing forest fires

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Red Alarm from the Department of Forests and on the 15th of August - High risk of causing forest fires

The risk of causing forest fires on Sunday remains at the “Red Alarm” level, the Forest Department said in a statement.

The Department of Forests emphasizes in its announcement that it is forbidden to light a fire without a permit and that it constitutes an offense which according to the Law on Forests of 2012, is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years or a fine of up to € 50,000.00 or both. according to the 1988 Law on Fire Prevention in the Countryside up to 5 years or with a fine of up to € 20,000 or both.
Lighting a fire, for food preparation, is allowed only in the barbecues of the picnic areas.

He also urges the public to be especially careful during their excursions, completely avoiding actions and activities that may cause fire, such as the use of tools or agricultural machinery that produce heat, sparks or flame, such as emery, welding and welding ”.

Finally, he notes, in case anyone notices smoke or fire, they should call 1407 (Department of Forests) or 112 (Fire Department).

Source: politis.com.cy

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