Most current: 08/07/2011
During these first months of the year, the IBANAT has intervened in a total of 38 attempts of fire (less than one burned hectare) and in 6 fires with consequences more severe. In percentages about the total of the surface|area of forest of the Balearic Islands (about 200.000 hectares), the fires of 2011 have affected 1% of the territory, in front of an average of 0,035% in the last decade.
This high incidence explains itself for the two following main causes:
- Very dry forests as a consequence of a scarce spring of rains.
- Coincidence of attempts and negligences in days of extreme danger (strong wind, elevated temperatures, etc) which he has aggravated the consequences of many of these fires.
From the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Territory it is wanted to remark the importance of the civic collaboration in a matter of so important consequences as it|he|she is a fire and to reiterate that the great majority of incidents are perfectly avoidable because they are produced by human negligences. Because of that, it is more necessary than ever to remember the regulations for the prevention of any type of fire and of the fires forest in particular.
During the period of maximum danger (formally established of the 1 May in the 15 October) it is prohibited to make fire in any forest terrain and in the contiguous areas (until 500 meters of distance). In these zones he|she also forbids himself|herself to burn permanent pastures; throwing inflammable objects; preventing or hampering the step|passage for the servitudes of use of the services of prevention and extinction, and going or giving up any type of waste, garbages or combustible material.
In the concrete case of the Saw of the Bourgeois, in Mallorca, they can not access there nor circulate motor vehicles, with the exception of those that use the public services, the ones titular or managing of estates and the authorized persons expressly. People can not circulate in motor vehicles either out of the roads, paths|ways or clues|tracks included in forest terrains.
Likewise, the valid regulations establish that the urbanizations|housing developments placed in forest zones have to be gifted of a border of security|certainty of 50 meters of width minimum, free of waste and vegetation. This border of prevention acts as barrier of defense against the fire to avoid damages in houses|housings nearby to forest environments.
The isolated houses|housings have to apply also moderate of selfprotection (a border of prevention of 30 meters of width, and a minimum distance of three meters among|between the cups|glasses of the trees and between these and the façades as well as a covered surface|area is recommended by bushes of less of 50%) and in the accesses to the houses|homes, to withdraw part of the vegetation of the side of the paths|ways, in a minimum border of 10 meters on each side, to guarantee the security|certainty as an emergency exit.
If the fire has started, the Service always has to be warned about Emergency 112.
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