Indicator state and analysis of damage to forest fires on the territory of the Republic of Serbia for the period from

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Abstract: The paper presents the current state and analysis of the consequences of forest fires in the territory of R. Serbia in the period from 2012 to 2016, when a total of 414 fires were registered, with affected area by fire of 9.428 ha, and a damaged wood of 122.890 m3 . In Serbia, forest fires are one of the more frequent natural disasters, but caused by human neglect. Therefore, in addition to the ecological problem, fires also represent the main economic problem of our forestry, destroying and devastating huge forest areas and consequently affecting the reduction of wood mass. The aim of this paper is to present and analyze the state and damage caused by forest fires in the territory of Serbia and the importance of timely education and legal protection of forests as a natural good. Keywords: forest fires, natural disasters, affected area by fire.

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