The Principality approves a package of measures to prevent fires in summer

The Middle R CounselingUral and Territorial Cohesion has approved a package of measures to prevent fires in summer in Asturias. The battery of special seasonal actions in the field of forest fire prevention is published in the Official Gazette of the Principality of Asturias (BOPA) and will be applicable during the months of July, August and September.

The temporary measures focus on the suspension of authorizations for agricultural burning, the control of the traffic of motor vehicles along forest tracks, the restriction of the use of fire in barbecues or for traditional celebrationsas well as the use of machinery that could be a source or focus of fire.

Measures to prevent fires in Asturias

Among the measures to prevent fires in Asturias is the suspension of all burning authorizations within the mountains and forest land. Likewise, blanket burning on agricultural farms and the use of pyrotechnics or other flying devices are prohibited.

On the other hand, in the 100-meter strip of land adjoining the mountains, burning is prohibited when the Forest Fire Risk Index is 3, 4 or 5 in the council. Besides, When the index is extreme, the use of any type of machinery will be prohibited. or power tool in the bush.

In the case of beekeeping, work that uses fire can be carried out provided that a series of precautions are met. With regard to the authorizations for the use of campfires and bonfires to cook in traditional celebrations In case of very high or extreme risk, the authorities may establish “in situ” measures for the danger, such as the regulation of the traffic of vehicles, the prohibition of access or the modification of fires authorized for the kitchen, which may be suspended.