Sunday , May 9 2021

Conaf manages to control the fire at Manquehue Hill, which consumed 6 hectares

This morning, Conaf settled on two fires in Manquehue 3, registered in the municipality of Vitacura, in the metropolitan region of Agua del Palo, covering an area of ​​6 hectares spent.

In the fire, reported Hugo Castillo, chief of the Department of Forest Fire Control, which is not progressing in its scope, worked three brigades, three planes and three helicopters (ferry and transport), besides firefighters. , six units.

The action of the brigade was complex with respect to the steep topography of the terrain, sloping up to 90 °.

In social networks, images of how the flames observed from the house are advancing.

Also, in the metropolitan region of Quilicura, in the early morning hours, the Cerro Renca 5 forest fire was recorded, covering the area of ​​3.5 hectares (preliminary data) of grassland and eucalyptus plantations, which was shut down by Conaf's brigade and firefighters. It should be noted that this incident would be intentional, according to the first reports it would be registered after a person under the influence of alcohol.

Similarly, in the early morning hours, the Los Peumos Fundos forest fire occurred in the Valparaíso district, covering an area of ​​0.8 hectares. The incident threatened Peñuelas National Reserve (200 m away), which led to the activation of the common red alert, after a hard time the fire was controlled.

Taking into account the high temperature conditions that the country represents, CONAF reminds the population of preventive action when visiting natural areas.

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