Rules of conduct in the forest
The burning out of dry vegetation in the early spring period is the main cause of forest fires.
Every year the fire-dangerous season begins with agricultural burnings when the last year's grass is set fire. Fire often goes to forest plantations.
Analysis of the causes of natural fires shows that more than 50% of them are caused by people violating fire safety rules in forests, 33% for unknown reasons, 16% from agricultural burnings, 1% for loggers and other organizations.
According to Art. 15.57 of the Administrative Code for illegal burning of dry vegetation, grasses on the vine, as well as stubbings and crop residues in the fields, or failure to take measures to eliminate fires, the perpetrators are brought to administrative responsibility in the form of a fine in the amount of 10 to 40 basic units. Taking into account the fact that from January 1, 2017 the base amount is 23 rubles, you can get a fine of up to 920 rubles. In addition, the legislation of Belarus for such violations provides for criminal liability for damage in large amounts.
Workers of forest guard focuses on preventive work among the population on clarifying responsibility for violating fire safety rules in forests. In special recreation areas special places are established for the development of bonfires, mineralized strips are made, which are a barrier to further ignition. Water is retained in water bodies, rivers and canals.
Besides, the control over observance of requirements of fire safety in woods is strengthened. The State Forest Guard regularly conducts raid activities to identify and suppress violations in the forest fund.