Imbabura, Carchi, Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Azuay, Santo Domingo, Manabí and Santa Elena already have their prevention plans for the dry season. They focus on avoiding forest fires and losses in crops and livestock. Since last week, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) has issued alerts on hot spots, through the Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR). These are places where high temperatures are concentrated and vulnerable to forest fires.
Marcelo Acosta, security director of Ibarra, said that this year the firefighters will have the support of military and municipal police, who will receive training to put out the fires (I).