On 1 hectare of grass was burnt yesterday in Skrunda territory and Bauska.
Overall yesterday was extinguished 21 fires last year's grass, and just this year already 86 fires.
GPS recalls that the burning of dry grass is prohibited and is punishable administratively. These fires have threatened property, health and lives of people. As a result of arson last year's grass field burn out, burn down buildings, hurt and even killed people. The grass fires also cause considerable damage to nature and biological diversity.
In accordance with the Code of administrative violations for burning last year's grass be fined in the amount from 280 to 700 euros, while fines for unkempt areas of grass uncut for individuals ranging from 140 to 700 euros, for legal persons — from 700 to 2900 euros.