Brasilia National Park is hit by massive fire

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The Brasília National Park was hit, this Monday (5), by large-scale fires. According to information from the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), responsible for managing the park, 40 firefighters are involved in fighting the flames, in addition to 15 institute employees and 90 soldiers from the Federal District Fire Department (CBMDF) .

According to the latest ICMBio survey, the fire consumed more than 1,000 hectares of local vegetation by early Monday night, in an area equivalent to 900 football fields.

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Representatives of the institute say that the fire was concentrated in two points of the Park, and that one of them has already been controlled. Also according to ICMBio, the expectation is that the second outbreak will also be contained this Monday night.

Amid the fire in the National Park, Brasília has reached the 121-day mark since the last record of rains in the city, still in May this year, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet). The day in the city was dry, with a maximum of 31º and minimum humidity of 15% throughout the day.

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To reinforce the fight against the fires in the forest area, the Institute’s advisory also confirmed the use of the ICMBio’s “Auto Bomba Tanque Florestal”, in addition to the “Air Tractor”, a CBMDF helicopter.

*Intern under the supervision of Rodrigo Vasconcelos

Source: CNN Brasil

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