CDD puts out 8,506 forest, bushfires since January

PSD Director Anwar Al-Tarawneh
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Civil Defense Department (CDD) has had to extinguish 8,506 forest and bushfires fires between January and mid-June of this year, according to CDD Director Anwar Al-Tarawneh.اضافة اعلان

In remarks to Al Ghad and Jordan News, Tarawneh said bushfires are a common occurrence during dry summer seasons, making up a majority of the incidents dealt with by CDD personnel, noting that many “take safety precautions lightly,” adding to the mounting causes of these fire, including high temperatures.

Tarawneh also pointed out certain behaviors that contribute to the phenomenon, such as throwing cigarette butts on the ground, forgetting to turn off stoves or to put out cooking fires, and leaving children without adult supervision or allowing them to start fires.

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