Causes of forest fires in the North Slovakia – Žilina Region in 2007-2009
Fire, as a dangerous hazard, can damage the mountain environment, especially forest ecosystems. If we want to avoid this, we have to know the causes of forest fires and the most common locations where these fires occur. This paper contains data about forest fires in 2007-2009 in the Žilina region, where there are many protected areas, e.g. Malá and Veľká Fatra National Parks. From certified data about forest fires, their locations of forest and the number of forest fires in particular months of the year, an information bank for fire units has been prepared and can support prevention in protected mountain areas.
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