Santo Antao: Fire burns three hectares of the forest area in East Plateau

Porto Novo, May 2 (Inforpress) – The fire that broke out on Saturday, April 29, in the forest perimeter in East Plateau in Santo Antao burned about three hectares of a dense area, covered by pine trees and a shrub herbaceous layer, with endemic species.

The information was advanced by the Commander of the Fire Department of Porto Novo, Corsino Fortes, which highlighted the fact that it was a fire whose proportion raised great concern for having been triggered in a forest area (Cova) very dense and difficult to access.

The fire, whose origin is still unknown, according to the same source, started at around 5:00 AM and took about four hours to be controlled, according to the fire chief, who coordinates the entire operation to combat this fire.

Corsino Fortes highlighted the fact that it was a fire whose proportion raised much concern for having been triggered in a forest area (Cova) very dense and difficult to access.

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