Several forest areas in the central province of Khanh Hoa are facing high risk of fire due to prolonged droughts and extremely hot weather.
Over 9.4 thousand hectares of forest land in the central highlands province of Gia Lai had been encroached between three years from 2016 to November 2019 according to local inspectors.
More than 43,500 ha of forest in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau is at high risk of fire during the existing dry season, which began in November and will last until the end of May.
All forests south of the Hau River in the Mekong Delta have been facing the threat of fire since the middle of this month, and any fire would spread very quickly because of the heat and low humidity, local authorities have warned.
Forests in the southern province of An Giang are at high risk of fires due to the dry season and prolonged hot weather, local forest rangers have warned.
The People’s Court in Nghi Xuan district, the North Central province of Ha Tinh yesterday sentenced a 46 year old local man to seven years' imprisonment for breaking regulations on fire prevention and fighting on November 29.
Surveillance cameras are being placed in forests in the northern central province of Thanh Hoá to monitor forest fires.
Hundreds of households have been evacuated after fires broke out at forests in some central provinces.