Calls for the livestock sector to avoid forest fires, it depends on everyone

Monday 6 May, 2024
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Mazatlán. – The president of the Local Livestock Association in Mazatlán, José Antonio Lizárraga Rivera, called on producers and inhabitants of mountain areas to avoid causing forest fires by burning grasslands and cigarette butts, especially after the recent incidents in the community of El Moral and areas of San Ignacio.

He stressed that this practice does not contribute at all to mitigating the drought that currently affects the rural communities of Mazatlán, and that, in fact, it further aggravates the situation, since a fire wreaks havoc on the environment where food is produced.

«You have to be very careful at this time. I want to invite all people, ranchers and those who live in the towns, to take extreme precautions and avoid throwing babichas (cigarette butts), since we are in a time of extreme dryness,” he emphasized.

Lizárraga Rivera pointed out that the Livestock Association provides support in drilling wells for communities with water scarcity in mountain areas, but warned about especially dry spots that are prone to fires, which aggravates the social situation.

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In addition, he reported that so far only one fire has been recorded in the entire rural mountain area of ​​Mazatlán, but he reiterated his call to the population to collaborate in fire prevention.

You can also read: There are more than 4 thousand hectares affected by fires in Sinaloa – MX Point

There are 13 active forest fires

In Sinaloa the National Forestry Commission reports 13 active fires in six municipalities, affecting approximately 9,007 hectares: Rosario (4), Concordia (3), Cosalá (2), San Ignacio (2), Escuinapa (1), Mazatlán (1) and Choix (1), the latter It was already extinct, but it affected 180 hectares.

He also made the telephone numbers 800-737-00-00 and 911 available to the society to report any fire.

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Source: Christian Bernal from Punto MX on 2024-05-03 12:49:09

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