During the first 15 days of November, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul recorded 3,860 fires. The states that are home to the Pantanal biome occupy the 2nd and 4th position of the federative units that recorded the most fires in the first days of November.
In total, there were 2,663 fires in Mato Grosso and 1,197 fires in Mato Grosso do Sul.
This Thursday (16), around 100 soldiers from the Mato Grosso Military Fire Department were needed to fight eight forest fire fronts in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso.
Of this total, 60 soldiers work exclusively to fight fires in the region of the Encontro das Águas State Park and Transpantaneira, in Porto Jofre. The actions are supported by three planes to dump water, a helicopter and 11 boats to infiltrate teams, as well as vehicles and water trucks.
Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul are among the states on heat wave alert, valid until this Friday (17).
The governments of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul declared an emergency situation due to fires in the northern region of Pantanal.
The measures enable the participation of the federal government in state areas through Civil Defense, in addition to the transfer of resources for actions to combat forest fires and municipalities affected by the disaster.
The Mato Grosso decree, published on Tuesday (14), is valid for 60 days and reinforces another measure that determined the extension of the prohibitive period for burning in the state until November 30, to meet a requirement from the federal government. in the request for support to fight fires.
In Mato Grosso do Sul, the emergency decree, also published on Tuesday, will be valid for 90 days and is valid for the municipalities of Corumbá, Ladário, Miranda, Aquidauana and Porto Murtinho, cities in the Pantanal region most affected by the fires.
Source: CNN Brasil
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