More than 4,000 hectares burned in a forest fire in Mexico

2023-06-17 10:54:56 | Last Update : 2023-06-17 12:03:49

While more than 4,131 hectares of land turned to ashes in the fire in the Mexican state of Sonora, 83 hectares were affected in the fires in the states of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila.

In the forest fire that started on June 9 on the borders of Imuris city in the Mexican state of Sonora, the flames spread in a short time due to hot and dry weather and the fire got out of control. 

In a statement made by the Sonora State Civil Protection Coordination, it was stated that more than 4,131 hectares of land has been burned so far in the fire, which has been under intervention for a week, and a total of 100 people, including fire brigades and military personnel, have been working. 

In the statement, it was stated that the fire could be brought under control by 50 percent, many wild animals living in the region perished due to the fire and material damage occurred in 10 farms in the surrounding area. 

It was stated that 4 other active forest fires occurred in different parts of Sonora state in the fire, where no casualties were reported.


It was stated that 100 firefighters and 1 firefighting helicopter responded to the forest fire that broke out on Wednesday in the state of Coahuila in the north of Mexico

While it was learned that the flames turned 70 hectares of bushes into ashes in the fire, state officials announced that 30 percent of the fire has been brought under control so far. In the state of Nuevo Leon, a forest fire broke out yesterday, affecting 13 hectares of land so far, while the fire was intervened with helicopter support.

It is stated that there has been an increase in forest fires in Mexico due to the extremely hot and arid climate conditions in recent days. For this reason, authorities invite citizens to be more careful against forest fires and warn against throwing cigarette butts and garbage on roadsides and forest areas.

Source: Ihlas News Agency

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