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New fire, the second in two days, affected the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve

New fire, the second in two days, affected the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve

Photo: Julian Alvarez.

A fire in the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, the second in two days, was fought this Saturday afternoon by ten firefighters, who were able to contain the flames to prevent them from spreading after more than four hours of work, the government reported. porteño.

On this occasion, the Camino de los Plumerillos was affected, 100 meters from Laguna Seca, the same site of the fire originated last Thursday that could only be extinguished this Friday due to complications with the wind.

Volunteer firefighters from San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Barracas, Pompeya, La Boca, the City of Buenos Aires and personnel from the Special Federal Rescue Brigade (Befer) worked fighting the flames.

The firefighters “work with 2 38-millimeter lines and with a Befer line. The lines were reduced because as it goes out it has to continue cooling since the calories in the place burned the materials placed,” sources from the Buenos Aires government.

Photo Julin Alvarez
Photo: Julian Alvarez.

“At the moment the fire is contained on both sides but it has not yet been controlled. 10 firefighters are working at the site,” Marcelo Medina, fire chief, explained to Crónica Tv.

Volunteer firefighters from San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Barracas, Pompeya, La Boca, the City of Buenos Aires and personnel from the Special Federal Rescue Brigade (Befer) fought the flames

And he added: “Forest fires are very complicated. The direction of the wind can change and you have to work calmly so as not to put the lives of the firefighters at risk.”

The causes of the origin of the flames are still unknown, affirmed the Puerto Madero firefighters consulted by Télam, although the fire of two days ago was attributed to climatic factors.

Photo Julin Alvarez
Photo: Julian Alvarez.

In this sense, Medina indicated that “we understand that we are in a dry season, with high temperatures and little rain. To a lesser extent, as the reserve has corridors, there are people who through some carelessness can light a cigarette and throw it where it should not be thrown. , or they get where they shouldn’t. We’ll have to wait for the expert reports to determine what happened.”

The Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve is a 350-hectare green space bordering the City, delimited to the east by the river, to the west by Intendente Hernán M. Giralt avenue and Achával Rodríguez avenue, to the south by the former Boca Juniors Sports City and to the north by the boardwalk of Puerto Nuevo.

Photo Julin Alvarez
Photo: Julian Alvarez.

Nowadays, The reserve authorities aim at the conservation and preservation of this space, which is home to birds, mammals, insects and plants.



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