“It is extremely dry and flammable in nature,” says Nature and Forest. For safety reasons, the access to the area is discouraged. A ban is not there, but the administrators of the domains and the fire department are very vigilant, it sounds. “If a fire breaks out, pulls the fire department always out with large equipment. There is extra equipment and manpower deployed. The brandtorens-day manned.”Read also the Fantastic spring weather closes easter holidays: this weekend, up to 24°C
Since yesterday was in Antwerp all phases of the burn orange of power, just like in Limburg. “During a meeting with brandweerverantwoordelijken, foresters and land managers is decided to go to code red because in Antwerp locally, the risk has become too big,” says ANB-spokeswoman Marie-Laure Vanwanseele. “With this beautiful weather, and during the easter holidays its nature reserves are very popular with recreationists. It would be irresponsible of them now in large numbers to descend. The deny access to, we can, given the size, but we are going to be plenty to inform and sensitize to visit.”
The brandgevoelige are areas of the Kalmthoutse Heide, the Eksterheide, De Merode, Most-Keiheuvel and Tielenheide. In the province of Limburg since a few days, phases of the burn orange. In the other provinces applies to code green and there is little risk of fire.
Phase red in Antwerp is still likely to be until the end of the easter holidays, and possibly longer in force. “This decision is taken with the weather in mind,” says Vanwanseele. “It remains dry and it becomes even warmer.”What do the different brandfases?
GREEN: Low risk
There is no particular risk of fire in natural areas.
When a fire breaks out, pulls the fire at normal strength.
The nature start dryer to be increasing the risk of fire increases.
Administrators and fire department are extra vigilant.
ORANGE: High danger
It is very dry and a fire hazard in natural. Be careful, do not smoke in natural areas and forests. Do not leave children unattended in the field. Lighting a fire is prohibited.
Administrators and fire department are extra vigilant. If a fire breaks out, pulls the fire brigade to recover from. There is more equipment and manpower deployed. The brandtorens-day manned.
RED: Extremely high risk
It is extremely dry and inflammable in nature. For safety reasons, the access to the area is discouraged. Lighting a fire is prohibited.
Administrators and fire department are very vigilant. If a fire breaks out, pulls the fire department always out with large equipment. There is extra equipment and manpower deployed. The brandtorens-day manned.