China News Service, Guiyang, February 21 (Zhou Yanling) A reporter learned from the Guizhou Provincial Department of Emergency Management on the 21st that Guizhou Province launched a Level III forest fire emergency response at 6:00 on the 21st.

  Recently, wildfires broke out in Guiyang, Zunyi, Bijie and other places in Guizhou Province. On February 18, a forest fire broke out in Yachi Town, Qixingguan District, Bijie City. The large area of ​​forest fire caused widespread concern from all walks of life.

The picture shows firefighters fighting the fire. Photo courtesy of Guiyang Fire Rescue Detachment

  Wildfires have also broken out in Pu'an County of Qianxinan Prefecture, Xifeng County of Guiyang City, and Guanshanhu District of Guiyang City in recent days. Two people involved in fire fighting in Longyin Town, Pu'an County unfortunately died. As of now, the fire in Longyin Town has been controlled, the open flames have been extinguished, and the on-site firefighting work has been transferred to the residual fire treatment stage.

  The "Guizhou Province Forest Fire Prevention Regulations" stipulates that the period from October to May of the following year is the forest fire prevention period in Guizhou, and the period from February to April is the period of high fire risk in Guizhou forests. Relevant people said that since the Spring Festival in 2024, the temperature has increased and the vegetation has dried up in various parts of Guizhou, and the use of fire in the wild for spring plowing production and the worship of ancestors have increased. The fire danger level is high. The use of fire in the wild and the burning of paper in sacrifices are one of the important causes of forest fires.

  Guizhou Province held a video and telephone conference on forest fire prevention work on the evening of February 20. The meeting pointed out that the current forest fire prevention situation in Guizhou Province is very serious. Relevant departments must divide their forces and work closely together. County and rural cadres must go to the front line and strictly guard against death. They must strengthen fire prevention publicity in every village and household to resolutely curb the tendency of frequent forest fires. . It is necessary to strictly control wild fire sources and strengthen patrol monitoring, and carry out accountability and punishment of illegal and criminal acts in accordance with the law.

  It is understood that a man in Kaiyang County, Guiyang City recently caused a mountain fire during a sacrifice and was criminally punished. The Xinfeng County Bureau of Guiyang Public Security Bureau reported on February 21 that a wildfire broke out in the Li'anzhai group of Li'anzhai Village, Liuchang Town, Xifeng County, Guiyang City on February 17. The suspect Chen Moumou was in exile on the day of the incident. A forest fire started when an unextinguished cigarette butt fell from the forest of Li'anzhai Group in Li'anzhai Village, Changzhen, and the area burned reached 136.4 acres. At present, Chen Moumou has been subject to criminal compulsory measures by the public security organs in accordance with the law due to suspected crimes, and the case is under further investigation.

  Guizhou police remind: The public is requested to strictly abide by the relevant provisions of the fire ban and consciously avoid illegal use of fire. Those who violate fire prevention regulations and cause fires will be punished in accordance with the law. If the circumstances are serious enough to constitute a crime, criminal liability will be pursued. (over)