Fire Prevention and Combat Actions
8 febrero, 2022
The wildfire season has already begun in some parts of our country, and according to the National Forestry Commission, this year is expected to be particularly challenging, especially in the northern states and the Pacific coast. This is due to high temperatures, loss of moisture, poaching, and agricultural activities.
According to data presented by CONAFOR, in 2021, 7,337 fires were reported, showing a 24% increase compared to the previous year. The states with the highest number of fires in our country were: State of Mexico, Jalisco, Mexico City, Chihuahua, Michoacán, Puebla, Chiapas, Tlaxcala, Durango, and Guerrero.
In 2021, Reforestamos México, through its forest brigade (composed of three women and nine men from the Mesón de Copala community), supported fire prevention and combat actions in the Barranca del Río Santiago Protected Natural Area in Zapopan, Jalisco. Twelve kilometers of firebreaks were cleared, and three fires in the area were controlled, affecting a total of 32.7 hectares.
Additionally, in coordination with the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas, community brigades were activated in response to fires in “La Pinalosa,” Arteaga municipality, Coahuila, and Ejido San José Boquillas, Santiago, Nuevo León. The brigades, with the support of Civil Protection of the state of Nuevo León and the National Forestry Commission of Durango, focused on creating 18 kilometers of firebreaks, successfully securing 4 km in the advancement of the wildfire line.
Firefighting actions were also carried out in the Laguna de Sánchez community, mainly in El Pinal and El Cañón de Picachos. Control efforts were carried out jointly by CONANP, Reforestamos México, Civil Protection of the state, and the National Guard.
You can do a lot to help us, want to know how? Write to us at email@example.com. Remember, if you see a fire, do not try to extinguish it; report it to the fire hotline at 800 incendio.