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Fire crews battle 76 grass fire blazes in 24 hours

Monday, March 29, 2021

Annual appeals to the public not to burn off last year’s grass in so-called “kūla” fires appeared to have fallen on deaf ears again with the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) reporting March 28 that it had to attend 76 grass fires during the preceding 24-hour period. The largest of the conflagrations was in Daugavpils district and covered an area of 47 hectares. Meanwhile in Priekuļi district a 6 hectare…