The Forest fire that occurred since Sunday afternoon in the Waraira Repano National Park has already been 100% controlled, the Minister for Internal Relations, Justice and Peace, Remigio Ceballos Ichaso, reported on Monday.
He indicated that the authorities and officials remain in observation work “on any focus” that may be generated and to “do the necessary combat to guarantee total extinction.”
In a telephone contact with VTV, Ceballos highlighted that the National Executive ordered a plan to strengthen the control and monitoring system of the Waraira Repano National Park.
“Already today we have provided new equipment to strengthen the actions of all officials, and we are going to incorporate remote piloted vehicles, as well as cameras to carry out the necessary observation, recognition and prevention,” he added.
He added that the command posts are maintained in Cota Mil, where there is free traffic to the west.
The forest fire occurred at 5:23 p.m. on Sunday at the height of the Los Chorros Bridge, with a direction of spread to the Cachimbo abutment.
It was controlled by the Forest Firefighters Risk Management System, Civil Protection, Park Rangers, Ministry of Ecosocialism and the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB).