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Quintana Roo installs State Fire Management Committee

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has installed a forest fire management committee for the 2024 season. The season, which runs March to June, will have a committee to oversee its 3.9 million hectares of forest.

The State Government, through the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment (SEMA), headed by Huguette Hernández Gómez, installed the State Fire Management Committee 2024 with the aim of addressing the forest fire season that includes the months of March to June.

The Committee includes federal, state and municipal officials and will work to protect, control and fight of forest fires on the more than 3.9 million hectares forestry.

Before the Committee and brigade members, Huguette Hernández, accompanied by José Javier May Chan, delegate of the National Forestry Commission (Conafor) in Quintana Roo, formally declared the State Fire Management Committee installed and recognized the work of the combatants.

“We are ready this year to work as a team in the best way and be able to face the fires. With this installation we assume the great responsibility of being able to take action to protect our forested hectares.

“My recognition to each brigade member who will protect the fires in our state this season,” said Hernández Gómez.

The Committee is made up of Conafor, Conagua, Semarnat, SEMA, Civil Protection, Conanp, ejido commissioners, mayors, SEDENA, MARINA, National Guard, Citizen Security, among others.

According to the National Forestry Commission (Conafor), during 2023, 50 forest fires were recorded that affected more than 10,000 hectares. The main cause was illicit activities such as wildlife poaching.