In Prague, the ban on making bonfires will come into effect. Meteorologists warn of fires

In Prague, the ban on making bonfires will come into effect. Meteorologists warn of fires
In Prague, the ban on making bonfires will come into effect. Meteorologists warn of fires
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On the basis of a warning from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ), which warns of the danger of fires in the capital, Prague issued a regulation regarding the ban on starting fires in places of increased danger. The ban applies from Tuesday, May 14 at 00:00 until Thursday, May 16 at 00:00.

Stack fire. Illustrative photo.

| Photo: DENÍK/ Michal Šupálek

The ČHMÚ issued a fire warning on Monday, May 13. “Due to the longer period without rain and the predicted mild and gradually up to fresh wind in places with gusts of over 50 km/h, there is an increased risk of fires starting and spreading for most of the territory of Bohemia and western Moravia on Tuesday 5/14 and Wednesday 5/15 . Depending on the development of the weather in the next few days, we will possibly extend the warning,” the meteorologists said.

Prague responded to the warning by issuing a decree prohibiting the setting of fires in places with an increased risk of fire.

“I am asking all Prague residents to be careful and respect the adopted rules. Let’s take care of our safety and those around us. It is better to prevent threats than to put them out later,” says the mayor. City of Prague Bohuslav Svoboda.

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According to the regulation, forest stands and its surroundings up to a distance of 50 m from its edge, forest parks, parks, gardens and other stands, hay and straw warehouses and their surroundings up to a distance of 50 m from their edge and areas of agricultural crops are considered to be a place of increased risk of fire , which, due to their plant character, are capable of igniting and spreading fire.

Activities such as sharing or maintaining an open fire, smoking (with the exception of electronic cigarettes), using pyrotechnic products, using other sources of ignition (e.g. flying wishes, lanterns, torches), throwing burning or smoldering objects, steam riding are also prohibited during this time locomotives (if safety measures are not provided to prevent the occurrence of fire) or consumption of water from a source for extinguishing fires for purposes other than extinguishing.

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Making or maintaining an open fire in these risky places is possible in exceptional cases, according to the regulation, if the following conditions are met:

a) the operator of the activity (organizer of the event) will evaluate in advance the conditions of operation of the activity with regard to the place, time and specifics of the activity and demonstrably set such measures to prevent the occurrence of a fire;

b) the operator of the activity (organizer of the event) announces the intention to carry out the activity to the Regional Operations and Information Center of the Fire Rescue Service of the Capital City of Prague before starting the activity,

c) the operator of the activity (organizer of the event) shall ensure the assistance of the fire protection unit before starting the activity, while he is obliged to follow the instructions of its commander.

The article is in Czech

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