Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
The Savior – The General Directorate of Civil Protection of El Salvador declared a red alert at the national level due to forest fires that have increased drastically due to weather conditions and the period of preparation of the land for agricultural planting in the country..
The emergency declaration explains that the nation is facing winds of up to 50 kilometers per hour, with a large amount of land that lends itself to burning brush. "This becomes fuel for the spread of fire", said the statement.
The Ministry of the Interior and warned that the fires in the Central American country increased a 238.9%, According to the latest reports from the Fire Department. Between 1 January and 20 February this year, El Salvador accumulates 2.958 hectares affected.
The Government of El Salvador asked farmers to avoid burning, especially in sugarcane crops, since there is a great possibility that they get out of control and a greater mishap is generated.
According to the Agricultural Law of El Salvador, the burning of agricultural brush is prohibited in the weather conditions observed at this time. It also suggests that the fire should be immediately suspended or isolated when non-undue burning is identified..
Danger 30 dry brush fires only on the weekend and right now it works at its maximum to meet the demand in different parts of the country. The wind blows more strongly in the highlands and northern mountainous fringe, where there is abundant vegetation cover that is flammable.