Another day marked by fire: which outbreaks remain active and which are controlled

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Two large fires are still active in Córdoba, this Sunday. As stated earlier to The voice Diego Concha, head of Civil Defense, one of them is in the Santa María department and the other in the jurisdiction of Cruz del Eje.

In the evening, the Province updated the situation in both places.

Santa Maria

It is a complicated focus with interface risk. At the site, volunteer firefighters, with the support of six hydrant planes, continued to work tonight on a fire that started last night in the Los Nogales area and later advanced towards Potrerillo de Larreta and Tiro Federal, outside Alta Gracia.

150 firefighters were deployed in the area, with the assistance from the air of five hydrant planes that operated from the Tajamar city flying club, a sixth plane that did so from Lake Los Molinos and a helicopter carrying the discharge system of bambi bucket water.

“The head of the fire is in the area of ​​Potrerillo de Larreta,” said Concha, at the time he warned about the complications in the tasks of both infants and hydrant planes due to the strong winds during the day. Firefighters work hard to prevent fire from reaching homes.

Neighbors and employees of Potrerillo de Larreta fight the fire in one of the lots of the property. (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)
Neighbors and employees of Potrerillo de Larreta fight the fire in one of the lots of the property. (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)
Neighbors and employees of Potrerillo de Larreta fight the fire in one of the lots of the property. (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)
Neighbors and employees of Potrerillo de Larreta fight the fire in one of the lots of the property. (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)
Neighbors and employees of Potrerillo de Larreta fight the fire in one of the lots of the property. (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)
Neighbors and employees of Potrerillo de Larreta fight the fire in one of the lots of the property. (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)

In that place, the fire entered one of the lots within the property and among the neighbors and employees they managed to contain it to prevent it from spreading.

Axis Cross

In the western region of La Cumbre, Pampa de Olaen, Characato, Estancia Las Palmas, Negro Huasi, Oro Grueso and Cañada Honda, 150 troops fought the flames throughout the day.

They received support from hydrant planes from the Federal Fire Management System that operated from the La Cumbre city flying club.

The wind with strong gusts that was blowing for several days was complicating the actions of the firefighters, having to protect – primarily – the lives of the inhabitants of each place and their homes.

Also participating in both focuses are personnel from the Secretariat for Climate Risk Management, Catastrophes and Civil Protection, the Provincial Fire Management Plan, provincial Civil Defense and members of the Córdoba Police.

“Homes at risk are being protected,” Concha said. The director of Civil Defense also said that, due to strong south winds of up to 80 kilometers per hour, for a few hours they had to slow down the tasks of the aircraft.

Fires. The fire in the area of ​​Potrerillo de Larreta. (Courtesy Santiago Menéndez)

Order

Concha reiterated the request to the society to avoid approaching the fire zones to collaborate. “We continue with the problem that many civilians want to enter the fire zone and it is worrying. We reiterate the request that they stay away from risk areas ”.

The Secretary for Climate Risk Management, Claudio Vignetta, who was in the area of ​​the Segundo Paredón de Alta Gracia coordinating tasks, pointed out: “We are working with 3 hydrant planes and a helibalde. There are 60 firefighters in the line of fire. You have to trust them. We have learned of calls for aid in the fires in the area. We are very concerned. We have to be clear: no civilians come near the fires. We will have to involve the Prosecutor’s Office if this continues. “

“It’s all good for you to help us, but to contact the fire station and in no way approach or encourage civilians to come. Yesterday we could not operate in another area due to the large number of civilians there. firefighters are prepared to face the fire but also to handle the intervention of the planes and the water, from above. That is extremely dangerous, “he told different media in the city of Alta Gracia.

“Civilians are not prepared and put their lives at risk and hinder the work of the firefighters. We are going to take care of the houses, we are going to try to repair the damage, but we cannot repair people’s lives. I repeat, and I have to be clear, if they continue to summon people we are going to give intervention to the Prosecutor’s Office and the Public Force, “he said.

The risk of fires continues to be extreme in the Province.

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