Summer 2024: The need for caution against summer fires in the Fes Meknes region

With the summer of 2024 expected to be the hottest in the region’s history, the risk of fires in the Fez Meknes region is at an all-time high. Therefore, residents should take all necessary precautions to prevent these natural disasters that may threaten lives and property.

Avoid lighting fires in open spaces

Avoid lighting fires in open spaces, especially in forests and grassy areas. Make sure to use designated areas for barbecues and bonfires, and ensure that the fire is completely extinguished before leaving the place.

Safe waste disposal

Empty bottles, plastics and flammable materials should be disposed of properly, as these materials can concentrate the sun’s rays and cause fires.

Avoid throwing away cigarette butts

Do not throw cigarette butts in open or grassy areas, and make sure they are completely extinguished before disposing of them.

Maintain the spaces around your home

Clean up dry grass and dead vegetation around homes and buildings to minimise flammable materials. This simple measure can significantly reduce the risk of fires spreading to homes.

Proper storage of flammable materials

Store fuels and chemicals away from heat sources and direct sunlight, and avoid storing them indoors where they may be exposed to high temperatures.

Educate children about fire risks

Parents should educate their children about the dangers of playing with fire or flammable materials, and make sure they understand how to act in case of an emergency.

Prepare an emergency plan

Create an emergency plan for escaping the house in the event of a fire, and make sure everyone in the family knows about it. This can be the difference between survival and disaster in the event of a fire.

Report fires immediately

If a fire is detected or a fire is suspected, immediately call the emergency services on 15, to inform them and take action quickly.

Beware of smartphone charger cables

Use caution when using smartphone charger cables in cars and homes, as they can increase the risk of fires in high temperatures. Use original and approved chargers, avoid leaving devices plugged in for long periods of time, and do not charge phones in hot places such as cars parked in the sun.

From the website: FasNews

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