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13,000 Hectares of Forests Lost in 5 Years in Lorestan

13,000 Hectares of Forests Lost in 5 Years in Lorestan13,000 Hectares of Forests Lost in 5 Years in Lorestan

In the last five years close to 13,000 hectares of forests in Lorestan Province have burned, according to a provincial official. However, despite the unprecedented heat the province experienced this year, fire cases were managed much better, resulting in less damage to the woodlands.  “That is thanks to preventive measures taken by relevant officials,” Reza Ariaei, director of the provincial office of the Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization, told ISNA. According to Ariaie, this year there were fewer fire incidents and smaller areas succumbed to wildfires, “mainly because people arrived at the fire sites immediately and helped put out the flames as quickly as possible.”

 

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