According to the latest report from the National Fire Management Service (SNMF), there are currently forest fires in six provinces, so the work of firefighters also continues to try to contain the fire.
According to the latest report, there are igneous foci in San Juan, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Córdoba, Jujuy and Salta. In this last province is where there are more forest fires active.
The forest fires in Salta they are presented in General José de San Martín (Embarcación 2-3 and Salvador Mazza 2-3-5-6, Tartagal 2, Mosconi 1-2-3, Ballivian 1-2), Orán (Hipólito Yrigoyen 1-2- 3, Orán 1-2-3, Colonia Santa Rosa 1-2-3, Urundel, Pichinal, Aguas Blancas), Aguaray (Aguaray 1-4-5), Santa Victoria (Los Toldos), Guachipa (Germany), as specified the SNMF under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
For it, the Ministry of the Environment sent air means that are operational and made available to the affected localities more air resources and personnel to fight the fire if requested.
For its part, in San Juan, the fire affects Valle Fértil (Puesto las Aguaditas) and in Corrientes, Concepción (Los Lapachos). Meanwhile, the conflagrations were contained in Santo Tomé (Don Eduardo Santo), as well as those that were registered in the province of Buenos Aires in Campana (Fosforera), Ramallo (S/N) and in San Nicolás (Ecoparque)”.
On the other hand, in Entre Ríos, there is a forest fire in Gualeguay, in the areas of Canal, Colmena, Codo and Ricardo, but those in Victoria (Cola del Negro, Azul, Naranja, Corrido, El Tigre 1 and El Talar) were contained. ) and those of Gualeguay (Intense September).
For its part, in Córdoba, the only active forest fire is located in San Alberto (Cuesta de San Luis), since they were able to contain the one located in Tulumba (La Majadilla and Santa Gertrudis) and in Colón (Dumpster Salsipuedes).
Why are forest fires recurring?
Alberto Seufferheld, director of the SNMF, explained that the conflagrations have been repeated to a greater extent this year, due to meteorological effects where drought has prevailed.
“We are seeing the effects that El Niño and La Niña produce meteorologically, which is a period of drought that they generate in the country,” said Seufferheld, adding: “In the last year, we had an overlapping of regions with droughts, that’s why we had fires both in Corrientes and in Patagonia”.