Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 5(2), pp. 93 - 99
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050202
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Fire Statistics in Pinar del Río Province, Cuba (1994 - 2013)


Yulian Carrasco Rodríguez 1,*, Marcos Pedro Ramos Rodríguez 2, Antonio Carlos Batista 3, Jesús María Cabrera Reina 4, Carlos Alberto Miranda Sierra 5
1 Forest Department, Faculty of Forestry and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pinar del Rio, Pinar del Rio, 20100, Cuba
2 Forestry Engineering Career, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agriculture, State University of South of Manabi, Ecuador
3 Department of Forestry Sciences, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
4 Forest Guard Corps Pinar del Rio, Cuba
5 Provincial Meteorological Center, Cuba

ABSTRACT

The database on fire statistics is useful tool for efficient planning of preventive suitable measures to each area. Base on that, it allows to establish the trend of occurrences of fires and their affectations, periods the day and year with increased risk for emergency and spreading; but also the causes of emergence, the forest and species to be damage. Likewise, it is possible to analyze the effectiveness of fire protection services. The present study aims to analyze through the database, the trend of forest fires dynamic in Pinar del Río using a series of 20 years since (1994-2013), to improve the prevention actions. The results have shown a total of 1,466 fires and 31,881.6 ha of burned areas during the last 20 years mainly at 14:00 to 17:00 hours of pine plantation.

KEYWORDS
Fire Statistics, Fire Management, Protection, Prevention

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Yulian Carrasco Rodríguez , Marcos Pedro Ramos Rodríguez , Antonio Carlos Batista , Jesús María Cabrera Reina , Carlos Alberto Miranda Sierra , "Fire Statistics in Pinar del Río Province, Cuba (1994 - 2013)," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 93 - 99, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050202.

(b). APA Format:
Yulian Carrasco Rodríguez , Marcos Pedro Ramos Rodríguez , Antonio Carlos Batista , Jesús María Cabrera Reina , Carlos Alberto Miranda Sierra (2017). Fire Statistics in Pinar del Río Province, Cuba (1994 - 2013). Environment and Ecology Research, 5(2), 93 - 99. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050202.