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The person in charge of the Emergency Management Department accepted an exclusive interview with a reporter from the main station to respond to hot issues such as frequent wildfires in Guizhou_China Net

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Guizhou Forest Fires: Intensive Occurrence and Rapid Response

In a span of 12 days, from February 10 to 21, Guizhou province experienced a staggering 221 forest fires. The outbreak led to a massive response from over 9,000 local residents, armed police, firefighters, and professional rescue teams who tirelessly worked to extinguish the flames. Tragically, two rescuers lost their lives in the line of duty. However, thanks to the collective efforts of 15,000 grassroots party members, cadres, militiamen, volunteers, and the swift response of emergency services, all fires in Guizhou have now been extinguished.

The Chief of the Emergency Management Department shed light on the main reasons behind the alarming frequency of wildfires in the region. Factors such as climate change, with warmer temperatures and decreased precipitation, coupled with dense vegetation and human activities like burning fire for spring plowing and production, have contributed to the outbreak. Additionally, the use of fire for sacrifices and ceremonies during the Spring Festival added to the high number of fire points in close proximity to residential areas.

Efforts to combat the fires were swift and coordinated, with multiple teams dispatched to the affected areas for firefighting operations. The National Forest Fire Prevention Command provided crucial firefighting materials and support to the front lines, ensuring a comprehensive and effective response. Safety of both the public and firefighting teams was paramount, with a strong emphasis on professional command and strategic firefighting tactics.

After days of grueling efforts, the fires were finally brought under control on the 22nd, with no new incidents reported since. It is important to note that illegal activities leading to forest fires will be met with strict penalties under the law, with severe consequences for those found responsible for causing such disasters.

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The heroic efforts of the rescuers and the collaborative response to the Guizhou forest fires serve as a reminder of the resilience and dedication of the community in times of crisis. As the region works towards recovery and prevention of future incidents, the importance of vigilance and responsible environmental stewardship remains paramount.

[Article by Zhao Yutong and Liu Su Shi Yilong; Editor in charge: Lu Xiaofan]

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