The forest fire in the area of San Luis, at Puembo, reaches its sixth day of devastating damage in the region, which include different species of birds, insects and 150 species of plants.
To fight the blaze, 50 firefighters are currently working 40-hour shifts, 150 Pronaca Workers and more than 60 “Red Jacket” military.
More than 8000 liters of water have been used to combat the intense fire that gives no truce.
Captain Carlos Moyano of the fire brigade says this fire is one of the toughest he has ever lived, “we slept two hours and then we went again to fight the fire,” said Moyano.
Pronaca chief executive, Juan Espinosa, said two barns were destroyed, which contained 10,000 birds, thus losing between 10 and 15% of egg production. (MZ)