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1,075 farm fire cases reported in 2017: PACDA

1,075 farm fire circumstances reported in 2017: PACDA

Muscat – 

Statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Defence and the Ambulances (PACDA) show that farm fire circumstances in 2017 throughout the summer season months saw an improve compared to 2016 and 2015. As numerous as 1,075 fire circumstances have been reported final year, 789 in 2016 and 286 in 2015.

PACDA statistics show that most of the incidents occurred either due to negligence of farm workers. To steer clear of such incidents, the authority has issued a security advisory. These consist of maintaining fertilisers and pesticides away from the sun, discarding cigarette butts in designated locations and away from inflammable components and burning waste only in assigned locations.

It has also advised vacationers indulging in cooking or barbecuing close to farm locations to douse fire totally just before leaving. PACDA has urged citizens to contact 9999 or 24343666 in case of fire and attempt and avoid spread of fire with obtainable tools and seek assist of these in the vicinity.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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