The deputy director of Civil Defense of Corrientes, Bruno Lovinsonconfirmed that so far this year there are already 76 thousand hectares affected by fire. In addition, he expressed his concern about the smoke that is beginning to reach the main urban areas.
“The smoke that invades theto Capital city and surrounding areas, comes from a fire in the Riachuelo Wetlands and it arrives due to the action of southwesterly winds,” Lovinson told Télam.
Although he recognized that “the fire is of great extension”, brought some peace of mind and maintained that “The fire is under control and there is no risk of it reaching populated areas.”
Meanwhile, the deputy director of Civil Defense confirmed that he continues “very active” the fire in San Miguel, in the area of the Forestal Santa Julia establishment. There, “they work intensely to suffocate it and to prevent it from reaching the forest plantation.” “Volunteer firefighters, brigade members and hydrant planes from the national and provincial state are fighting the fire,” he explained.
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On the other hand, he did not rule out that it was started “intentionally”. He announced that the San Luis del Palmar Regional Unit of the Provincial Police has forward the investigation into the fact that it has a history, of a similar case that occurred last year.
In this scenario, he explained that they are waiting for the rains for today afternoon and tomorrow, which the forecast announced. This will help to put out the rural fires that are registered in different parts of the province, especially in the area of the Iberá Wetlands.
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