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Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The north central province of Thanh Hoa is taking measures to prevent forest fires during hot weather.

The locality is home to 32,680 hectares of forest in 162 communes, with high risks of wildfires in the mountainous districts of Muong Lat, Quan Son, and Quan Hoa, and delta areas of Ha Trung, Hoang Hoa and Hau Loc districts.

Deputy head of the provincial forest protection department Mai Huu Phuc said the districts have prepared hundreds of fire fighting and prevention measures. 

The department has also regularly examined fire fighting equipment and is piloting software to early detect forest fires. 

Forest rangers also worked with local authorities to increase around-the-clock inspection at fire hotspots.

Muong Lat, Quan Son and Quan Hoa districts strengthened cooperation with Laos to build remote fire prevention solutions.

Since the beginning of this year, Thanh Hoa has held nearly 500 conferences to raise public awareness of forest protection and wildfire prevention at the communal level, with more than 24,300 people participating.-VNA