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The Azerbaijan Emergency Situations Ministry has addressed the
population on fire safety in connection with the severe weather
conditions in the country, Azernews reports,
citing the Ministry.
According to information reported from the Ministry, the cold
and windy weather currently observed in the country will continue
in the coming days, with wet snow and snowfall in some places,
according to the National Hydrometeorological Service. The cold,
rainy, and windy weather also poses a serious fire risk.
As these weather conditions lead to a significant increase in
the use of gas and electric heating appliances, overloading the
electricity supply and using faulty, substandard or home-made gas
and electric heating appliances, carelessness can lead to fire as
well as create a carbon monoxide hazard.
Therefore, do not use defective, non-standard or homemade
heating devices, do not overload the electrical network, do not
leave unattended working heating devices, store combustible
materials and flammable liquids in the immediate vicinity of
heating devices, use devices in accordance with the manufacturer's
Also, given the difficulties associated with extinguishing fires
arising in strong winds, fire safety rules in windy weather should
be observed especially strictly.
Remember: Indifference to the rules is a danger to our
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