Active fire protection
Eco-activists say nearly irreparable damage to the nature has been done in the region of Siberia.
The huge fires that swept the Siberian forests were deliberately ignited. This was stated by the Russian prosecutor's office.
Investigators say the fire, which covered two and a half million hectares, was lit to cover up illegal logging.
Most hospitals in Greece are not adequately protected against fires, according to the national union of public hospital workers, POEDIN.
In a statement on Monday, POEDIN said that just 10 hospitals have fire safety certificates, and that even in those cases there are areas of the hospitals not covered by the safety certificates.
A fire that broke out at a brewery in Istanbul's Bahçelievler district has been brought under control after a one-and-half-hour extinguishing work.
Turkey faces similar risks and while it is good at extinguishing forest fires it needs to focus more on preventive measures, according to Professor Doğanay Tolunay, from İstanbul University's Forestry Faculty.
A fire in a South Korean hospital which did not have a sprinkler system killed at least 37 people and injured more than 70, officials said on Jan. 26, the latest tragedy to raise concerns over the country’s safety standards.