At least 25 of Lithuania's 60 municipalities have restricted entry into forests amid fire hazard, the Environment Ministry said on Thursday.
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Environment Vice-Minister Linas Jonauskas stated that the highest fire hazard has been reported in forests in central Lithuania.

"One of our biggest assets – our green forests – have now turned into a powder keg, and any reckless action may cause a major disaster," the vice-minister said in a press release.

According to the press release, an alarming aspect is the high fire hazard in forests in the Curonian Spit, which are extremely hazardous and difficult to put out.

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