Fire in Uruapan, Michoacán, has four different fronts

Morelia, Michoacán.- The fire on the hill of the ejido of San Francisco, in Uruapan continues, the mayor points out that there are four fronts that this forest fire has, he is waiting for state and federal aid to be present, they point out that so far the affected area has not been counted. ” There is no accurate information, there was talk of almost 5 kilometers – of affected forest area – but as they were four points so you can not get the data well, “said the municipal president of Uruapan, Ignacio Campos Equihua.He also reported that in the helicopter with bucket of water, the Government of Michoacán is about to arrive as support, but initially it will be used to make a reconnaissance of the most affected areas, to later be able to act. Read more: Indigenous journalist kidnapped in Michoacán, was locatedWith the aim of generating correct information for all citizens today the Incident Command Center was installed, and it has been highlighted that there are about 300 brigadistas from different corporations, who have been fighting the fire and today they are going to allocate half of them to work, who will go to the different points in the ejido San Francisco Uruapan, in the vicinity of El Ucaz and Arroyo Colorado, southeast of this municipality. Since yesterday elements of the Ministry of National Defense, the National Guard, municipal brigade Delfines, Conafor, Cofom, volunteer firefighters, professional firefighters, municipal police, municipal and state civil protection, among other institutions work together to quell the incident. At 5 a.m., the brigades managed to contain the fire, which threatened to reach the homes of Arroyo Colorado. This morning the arrival of a helicopter from the state government is expected to support these efforts. A national civil protection aircraft was also requested. In this regard, the mayor stressed that he will not allow the change of land use in all areas that have been affected by the fires. On the contrary, they will do the necessary work so that the area where the fire is registered, is considered a forest conservation area. Read more: Indigenous journalist kidnapped in Michoacán, was locatedIgnacio Campos said that the best way for citizens to support is to donate food to the Collection Center established in the municipal presidency. The brigadistas require water, hydrating drinks, canned foods such as tuna among others. Fire in Uruapan, Michoacán, has four different fronts

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