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Conaf manages to control fire on the Manquehue hill that left 6 hectares consumed


This morning the Conaf nursed on two fires in Manquehue 3, registered in the commune of Vitacura, in the Metropolitan Region, sector Agua del Pal, which affected an area of ​​6 hectares consumed.

In the fire, according to Hugo Castillo, head of the forest fire control department that is contained, that is, does not advance in its perimeter, three brigades, three airplanes and three helicopters ( ferry and transport), in addition to the fire department, six units.

The work of the brigades was complex given the abrupt terrain topography, pending up to 90 °.

In social networks, you have recorded images of how flames that followed were observed from the homes.

Likewise, in the Metropolitan Region in the municipality of Quilicura, in the first hours of the morning the forest fire was registered Hill Renca 5, that affected a surface of 3,5 hectares, (preliminary figure) of pasture and plantation Eucalyptus, which after the work of a Conaf bomber and firefighters has been extinguished. It should be noted that this incident would have been intentional, according to the first reports it would have been registered after the participation of a person under the influence of alcohol.

In the same way, during the morning of today, the deep forest fire was observed Los Peumos in the commune of Valparaíso, affecting an area of ​​0.8 hectares. The incident threatened the Peñuelas Lake National Reserve (200 m away), which made the Javascript be communal red alert, after a few hours of work, the fire was controlled.

Taking into account the high temperatures conditions that the country presents, CONAF reiterates to the population to act with prevention mainly when visiting natural areas.

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