Mexico sends 180 brigade members to Chile to fight fires

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The Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, reported that Mexico sent 180 brigade members to Chile to help fight the wave of forest fires that is plaguing that South American country.

In a message posted on his account Twitter, The foreign minister explained that on instructions from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, fire control specialists were sent to Chile to support the Civil Protection actions headed by the president of that country, Gabriel Boric.

"Mexico in solidarity!" Ebrard said in his message, which comes after Chile's request for help from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Spain to contain the forest fires.

For its part, the National Forestry Commission (Conafor) reported that on Sunday a contingent of 30 members of Conafor and 127 members of the Army and the Mexican Air Force.

The rescuers left on Sunday afternoon from the Santa Lucía military air base in an Air Force aircraft to the Carriel Sur airport.

This is the first Mexican team that will support the efforts to combat the serious forest fires that affect the regions of Bio Bío, La Araucanía and Ñuble, in the center-south zone of Chile.

“This is the largest international team of people which has moved to
Chile to collaborate in the attention to this contingency", specified the Conafor.

The agency affirmed that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador transmitted to President Gabriel Boric the solidarity of the people and the Government of Mexico to the people of Chile in view of this unfortunate situation, and made firm support available to the Chilean authorities, if required, for the dispatch of more Mexican experts in the field of firefighting.

He also conveyed his condolences to the families of the 25 people who unfortunately have deceased so farand their solidarity with the more than 200 homeless families due to this crisis in various locations.

He pointed out that the mobilized personnel will be received in Concepción by Chilean authorities; the ambassador of Mexico in Chile, Alicia Barcena Ibarraand the military and air attaché of Mexico in that country, Omar Gonzalez Zamoramoved to the Bio Bío region to coordinate the arrival and deployment of the Mexican contingent on the ground.

According to the most recent report from the National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (Senapred) of the Chilean Ministry of the Interior, there are currently 251 active fires throughout the country, of which 80 are in combat.

The fires coincide with a long drought that has lasted more than 13 years and with an unprecedented heat wave in the south, with temperatures that can reach 40 degrees Celsius in southern areas in the next few hours.

(With information from EFE and Aristegui News)

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