Azerbaijan, Baku, July 17 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources warns of increasing threat of fire in forests and areas of state forest fund in connection with the hot and dry weather.
Fire occurred because of irresponsibility of some farmers and other landholders near the village of Yagublu, the Ministry told Trend.
As a result, the northerly wind the fire spread to the territory of the state forest fund, and covered an area of 0.04 hectares. But there were no trees, so that forest resources were not damaged.
Fire was extinguished.
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in connection with the hot and dry weather warns citizens to be careful with fire and observe fire safety rules.
According to the Azerbaijani law "Fire Safety", the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources each year conducts prevention activities in the forests, as well as in areas of greenery to remove the threat of fire.
The Ministry warned about this in the middle of last month.