Over 30 forest fires were registered this year in municipalities of Chiapas, Campeche, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Michoacán, however, most of them were under control.
In the Mexican state of Chiapas, Civil Protection brigades and volunteers fought fires at 18 points, according to the National Commission on Natural Protected Areas (CONANP).
The fire spread mainly through the La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve in the Jiquipilas municipality and the Pampa Larga community, a difficult to access region in Villa Comaltitlán. Other ongoing conflagrations are located in the La Concordia, Montecristo de Guerrero, and Villaflores municipalities.
In Campeche, the fire that began on Monday night at the Los Petenes Reserve led to the destruction of some 618 acres of vegetation.
José Alfonso Herrera Romero, director of Municipal Civil Protection, said on Tuesday that the wildfire continued, since the area of the incident is difficult to access.
In Veracruz, with the participation of more than 170 elements of both federal and state forces, as well as three aircrafts, the fire in the Alto Lucero municipality was 60% under control. So far, around 1,977 acres of rainforest have been consumed by the fire.
On Wednesday, a fire in the grasslands of Ciudad Mendoza jumped out of control and spread to the interior of a former factory. The fire was registered at 11:45 hours and the strong winds caused it to spread.
The conflagration was suffocated by security forces and rescue teams from Ciudad Mendoza, Río Blanco, Orizaba, and Córdoba.
21 fires were registered in Oaxaca between 11 and 16 April. To this date, only three remain active in Santa María Chimalapa, Santa María Yucuiti, and Santiago del Río. There are another three, albeit controlled, fires in the Los Reyes, Queréndaro, and Chilchota municipalities in the state of Michoacán.
As of Tuesday, the Coordination of the Michoacán State Prison System (CSPEMO) and the Michoacán Forest Commission (COFOM) signed an agreement so that around 50 inmates undergoing pre-release procedures started training to join fire prevention, control, and combat brigades.
TYT Newsroom with information from Notimex
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