São Filipe, Apr 23 (Inforpress) – The fire that spread through the forest perimeter of Monte Velha (Mosteiros) on this afternoon, 22nd, was extinguished at about 2 am today, Councilor Jaime Monteiro Júnior said.
According to the Councilor for the Civil Protection area in the City Hall of Mosteiros after some efforts, the volunteer firefighters of Mosteiros, supported by the companions from Santa Catarina and São Filipe, managed to extinguish the fire this morning and are currently on the field doing the aftermath because as he explained there were some tree trunks with fire.
Just this morning, the Councilor, the mayor, the municipal fire commander, the head of the police station and the delegate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment will go to the site to assess the damage, calculate the burnt area and identify the possible author of the fire.
As the Councilor explained, it is not possible to agree to such behavior within the forest perimeter where burning of properties is prohibited. Volunteer firefighters from the municipality of Mosteiros will continue in the field to do the aftermath to be sure that the fire will not stat again.
JR / AA / HVF