Five Argentine provinces report active forest fires | News
The National Fire Management Service of Argentina reported this Tuesday that at least five provinces continue with active forest fires.
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The report was published on the Twitter account of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and details that there are active outbreaks in the provinces of Río Negro, Corrientes, San Luis, Catamarca and Misiones.
According to the National Fire Management Service, the forest fire in Bariloche is active in Río Negro, described by the secretary of Environmental Control and Monitoring, Sergio Federovisky, as “quite difficult to control” because it is in an area of difficult access.
The other outbreaks are active in the towns of Ituzaingó, Corrientes; Junín, Coronel Pringles and San Marín, in San Luis; Valle Viejo, in Catamarca; and Aristóbulo del Valle, in Misiones.
The report indicates that the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, through the National Fire Management Service, held an operational meeting on Monday to strengthen the scheme for the distribution of aircraft and brigade members to reinforce the strategy and control the outbreak in Bariloche.
The Argentine government previously declared a fire emergency throughout the country and urged the population to be careful due to the high temperatures that occur in much of the territory, registering record figures.