Fire Hazard: Civil Protection Takes Precautions and Warns

The National Civil Protection Agency yesterday issued a warning to residents with precautionary measures, including a ban on the use of open flames and fireworks, due to local fire hazards caused by hot, dry weather.

The warning was issued on the eve of a state of alert in mainland Portugal and is expected to last until Tuesday. “The alert status will be activated on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd and will be re-evaluated.” [of the situation] It is scheduled for Monday at the end of the day,” announced Jose Luis Carneiro, Portugal’s Minister of the Interior.

The North, Central, Tagus Valley, Baixo Alentejo and Algarve regions remain at very high or maximum fire risk rates, according to the National Emergency Civil Protection Agency.

The list of preventive measures also includes a ban on circulation and residue in forest areas and trails, and the execution of work with machinery (except civil engineering work, which cannot be postponed and poses a fire hazard). Harvesting crops, morning forestry logging and transport operations, where mitigating measures are employed. Fire Hazard: Civil Protection Takes Precautions and Warns

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