The provinces of Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, La Pampa and the city of Buenos Aires registered active forest fires on Thursday, while The firefighters managed to contain the focus that until yesterday affected Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuegoas reported by the National Fire Management Service (SNMF).
As indicated in its daily report by the agency, which depends on the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Corrientes is the most affected province with seven “active” outbreaks in the departments of Ituzaingó (San Marcos), Loreto, Santo Tomé (Aguapey), Curuzú Cuatiá, Pueblo Libertador, La Cruz and Colonia Pandó.
In the rest of the coast there were also fires in the provinces of Entre Ríos, in Gualeguay (El Nuevo); Missions, in Apostles (Gerula SA); and in Santa Fe in General Obligado (Pindó Reserve).
There are also active foci in La Pampain Utracán (Don Francisco); in the province of Buenos Aires, in the town of Zárate; Y In Buenos Aires cityin the Costanera Sur Reserve.
The controlled areas
The report indicates that twelve outbreaks were “controlled” in the province of Corrientes; six in La Pampa; two in Entre Ríos, in the cities of Gualeguay and Federal; three in Río Negro, in the areas of San Antonio, Avellaneda and Bariloche; two in Santa Fe, in San Lorenzo and San Jerónimo; one in Mendoza, in Malargüe; one in Catamarca, in Fray Mamerto Esquiú; and another in the province of Buenos Aires in the Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park.
In these areas, the control line was “definitely established, anchored and secured”, so it is considered that “there is no possibility of regrowth” and the situation would have to be irreversible, explained the SNMF.
Secondly, the brigadistas managed to contain the fires that affected three towns in Corrientes; to the city of Gualeguay in the vicinity of El Asalto, in Entre Ríos; to Luján de Cuyo, in Mendoza; to Dupuy in San Luis, to Cruz del Eje and the Quebrada del Condorito National Park, in Córdoba; Tolhuin and Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego; to Pichi Mahuida, in Río Negro; and El Chaltén, in Santa Cruz.
In those localities “The fire maintains its activity but, due to the work carried out, the advance of the fire was stopped,” the national agency detailed.
Extinct fire zones
The report revealed that the flames that affected the department of Cushamen, in Chubut, were “extinguished”; to Huiliches in Neuquén; to General Alvear in Mendoza; and to the province of Entre Ríos in Federación and Concordia, so the fires do not show signs of activity in any of their parts.
The Ministry of the Environment sent air resources that are operational and made more air resources and personnel available to fight the fire in the case of being requested.
in currents a fire hydrant plane belonging to the SNMF is available to operate, while in Entre Ríos there is a fire hydrant plane from the SNMF and a helicopter for the transfer of Ministry of Defense personnel.
At the same time, in the Quebrada del Condorito National Park, an SNMF fire hydrant plane operated and in Chubut a helicopter with a helibalde worked.