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Isla Mujeres forest firefighters continue with Francisco May battle

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Firefighters of Isla Mujeres continue to battle a large forest fire in Francisco May that began several days ago.

The director of the municipal office, Merced Ortiz Maya, says that there are now more than 100 men and women working together to quell flames that have been burning for approximately three days. Ortiz Maya says in an attempt to put out the fire, the municipality is now working with other government agencies.

“The support work they have given us is very important. We are working to put out the fire 100 percent.

“ As I have already mentioned, the situation is controlled and the town is not in danger, which was our highest priority, however, we continue in combat since the increase in wind can intensify or revive the fire,” he explained.

Due to these combined efforts, the fire has not spread, however, elements from Civil Protection and Fire, the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) and the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) continue to work to quell the first fire forest of the season in the community of Francisco May in the municipality of Isla Mujeres.