Binh Duong on alert for forest fires hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Binh Duong (VNA) – As many as 10,000 ha of forest in the southern province of Binh Duong are being under high risk of fire due to prolonged hot weather, according to the provincial Department of Forest Management.

Director of the department Tran Van Nguyen said his agency has organised ranger teams to inspect fire prevention at fire-prone areas. Local people have been required to not enter forests to avoid possible forest fires.

Two forest fires consecutively occurred in Phu Giao district in the last month, damaging 7.6 ha of acacia forest, the department said.

Prolonged high temperature along with decreased rainfall make forests in Cau Mountain and in Dau Tieng, Phu Giao and Tan Uyen districts under high risk of fire.

The department is working with relevant agencies to arrange forces to stand ready for any emergencies.-VNA