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Quintana Roo one of states with low forest fire counts

Sian Ka´an, Q.R. — Firefighters continue their battle to put out the Uaimil fire, which is the second in the Sian Ka’an reserve this season, however, the state remains one of the top 10 with the least amount of fires this season.

The Uaimil fire has spread to 1,150 hectares and is 70 percent contained as the 156 firefighters make their way around the perimeter to extinguish flames and gain control. The continued high temperatures and lack of rainfall have made the fight especially challenging.

Despite the amount of fires the state has recorded already this season, the Ministry of the Environment reports that Quintana Roo is one of the of states with the lowest count of forest fires this year.

They say that Quintana Roo come in the top 10 nationally with the least amount of forest fires, recording a total of 44 so far this year. Also to make the low-count list are Baja California Sur with only one, followed by Campeche with 15, Sinaloa with 17, the Yucatan with 21, Tamaulipas with 27, Guanajuato with 34, Nuevo León with 38 fires, Tabasco has counted 43 and Coahuila, 47.