Twelve fire and brigade crews made up of a hundred troops were trying to control on three fronts a fire that It started last Friday in the Sierra Grande de San Luis. The operation was complicated by wind, topography and ambient temperatures.
The head of San Luis Solidario, Fabricio Portela, affirmed this Sunday that “weather conditions allow an attack on the flames on the crest of the mountains”, so it was ordered that “control and preventive maneuvers be carried out at three points” so that if there are changes in the winds, this does not represent danger for the inhabited areas.
He assured that “Provincial Roads reinforced the bites of the private neighborhoods installed on Highway 25 de Mayo” and indicated that there are more than twelve crews of firefighters and brigadistas who were carrying out work “extremely complex and exhausting”, given the extreme of the topography and the distant of the fire points.
Along with San Luis Solidario and Civil Defense personnel from San Luis, firefighters from Estancia Grande, Potrero de los Funes, La Punta, El Trapiche, El Volcán, Villa de la Quebrada and the Police worked at the scene.
Portela clarified that “there is no imminent danger on populated sectorsBut exhaustive prevention is always necessary given the characteristics of fires. “
This Saturday, the presence of north wind and temperatures that touched 30 ° C, complicated the task in an area of ”difficult” access due to steep ravines and precipices.
The fire started last Friday, around 14, and has not yet managed to be suffocated due to the combustion of abundant grasslands in the Sierra Grande de San Luis sector, which borders towns that are located 20 kilometers away from this capital, on the mountain slopes.
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