Ministry of natural resources of the Russian federation

       Polistovsky National Nature Reserve

 
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April 2 - Grass fire is extinguished in the buffer zone of Polistovsky Reserve

Grass fire is extinguished in the buffer zone of Polistovsky Reserve

тушение пала травы, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Сергей Лосев

Last week, on the 29th of March, state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve extinguished dry grass burning in the Reserve’s buffer zone in Bezhanitsky district.

тушение пала травы, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Никита Мосягин

Fire was detected during the environmental raid on the 29th of March. The grass fire started outside the protected area, but it spread quickly and affected buffer zone of the Reserve in Nesvino area.

тушение пала травы, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Сергей Лосев

After detecting a fire, the Reserve’s vehicles were immediately sent to the site. The fire was inspected using a quadcopter, and 9 state inspectors began to extinguish it. They were able to localize and extinguish the fire within an hour.

тушение пала травы, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Сергей Лосев

This is the first fire in the protected area after the snow melted. During the firefighting, fire extinguishing coordination and practical firefighting skills were trained.  Thanks to the professional actions of the Reserve’s staff, the fire was extinguished quickly.

тушение пала травы, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Никита Мосягин

We remind that dry grass burnings harms nature: grass seeds, insects, small animals and bird nests die in fire. In addition, the burning of dry vegetation is prohibited by law in the Russian Federation.

тушение пала травы, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Сергей Лосев

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