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Forest firefighters fight a new fire at Sian Ka’an

Sian Ka’an, Q.R. — After battling flames in the Muyil area for nearly three weeks, forest firefighters are at it again with the start of a new fire that has already consumed more than 500 hectares.

As of Saturday, a new forest fire is being fought in the Uaimil region of the Sian Ka’an reserve. Cristopher González Baca, regional director of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Conanp) explained that although rain has been recorded around the state, not a drop has fallen in these affected areas.

El Grupo Técnico Operativo, with the collaboration of the National Forestry Commission, activated the management team to tackle the latest forest fire in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, which has already consumed 500 hectares.

Brigade members of the National Forestry Commission of Yucatán and Campeche were also brought in, all of whom have the support of the Ministry of National Defense and the Mexican Air Force.

This latest forest fire was discovered the same day as the Núcleo Muyil area, which affected 3,100 hectares of jungle and savanna in the Sian Ka’an reserve, was put out after three weeks of endless battling.