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Lithuanian Forest fire is the third day

May 7 2006
16:48

The Lithuanian reserve the Curonian Spit is already the third day of the fire still going strong. Burnt over 200 hectares of forest. Firefighters say about the rapid localization of the fire until it goes.

Reserve has already suffered irreparable damage: many area fire turned into a desert. Death of many valuable species of plants and animals.

Further spread of the fire threatens to increase the losses. Now in the disaster area is no power, suspended the traffic. Residents of the nearby city of Klaipeda is not recommended to go out because of heavy smoke.

Launched an investigation into the causes of the fire. Many experts are inclined to believe that a fire could occur due to burning of grass by local people. This is a problem faced by firemen Lithuanian each spring, according to " Echo of Moscow ".

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