Santo Antão: Fire breaks eastern Plateau forest since dawn today


Porto Novo, June 14 (Inforpress) – A fire has broken since the dawn of Monday in the forest perimeter of eastern Planalto, in Santo Antao, the second fire occurred in this forest reserve in just two months.

The civil protection services in Porto Novo were alerted at around 05:30 am that a forest fire was being set off in the Pico da Cruz area on the eastern plateau, no one know the origin of the flames yet.

The commander of the Porto Novo Fire Department, Corsino Fortes, confirmed the fire in Pico da Cruz, but said he did not yet have enough information to assess the size of the flames.

On April 29, the eastern Plateau forest in Santo Antão was destroyed by a fire that consumed about three hectares of a dense area covered by pine trees and an herbaceous shrub layer with several endemic species in the natural park of Cova.



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