Posts tagged as forest fire

Forest fire hazard alert no longer in force

Monday, September 6, 2021

Monday, September 6, the State Forest Service (VMD) cancels the forest fire hazard period throughout Latvia, VMD representatives told newswire LETA. The decision to end the hazard period has been taken on the basis of the hydrometeorological forecast: a more rainy and cooler period has occurred, when the possibility of fire breaking out and spreading in the forest is significantly reduced. The fire hazard was in force since April 26.…

Forest fire hazards extremely high this summer in Latvia

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Due to extreme weather conditions, fire risks in forests are increasing. One spark can quickly destroy the forest over several hectares. An example of this was the forest fire in Garkalne, which was spotted on Friday, July 9, afternoon, but which was only extinguished and contained on Sunday, July 11, evening. The fire was very intense as charred tree branches flew into the air, creating new fire sources in the…

Take extra care during forest fire season

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Despite generally damp conditions, April 26 brought the start of the annual forest fire risk season across Latvia, when special care must be taken in public forests and open spaces so as not to cause a potentially disastrous conflagration. During this period, a number of conditions must be met, not only for forest owners, but also for every visitor to the forest, said state-owned forestry company Latvia’s State Forests (LVM). “In…

First forest fires of this year recorded in Latvia

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The first two forest fires of this year were recorded in Latvia on Monday, the State Fire and Rescue Service informed LETA. The first old grass fire of this year was recorded last weekend and one more such fire was reported on Monday. In all, firefighters have been called to put out three grass fires so far this year. Altogether, 13 fires were registered in Latvia over the past 24…

Estonian rescue services aiding Latvian firefighters south of border

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia on Wednesday evening sent a request for assistance to the Estonian Rescue Board in their attempt to put out a forest fire currently not under control in an area of 40 ha in Mazsalaca County, close to Latvia’s border with Estonia. The Rescue Board is sending personnel from its Haapsalu, Rapla, Risti, and Kilingi-Nõmme centres, along with equipment, it said on Thursday.…

Residents of Stikli village evacuated due to large forest fire in western Latvia

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Local residents of the small village of Stikli in the western Latvian county of Puze were evacuated today due to a major forest fire that has broken out in the nearby county of Valdgale in Talsi region, Inta Palkavniece, a spokeswoman for the State Fire and Rescue Service, told LETA. While checking the situation in Stikli, representatives of the State Fire and Rescue Service, the Talsi Municipal Police, Home Guard,…