Saturday, 24 August 2019 06:03 GMT

Wildfire in Biosphere reserve in Mexico

(MENAFN) Authorities said on Monday that, a wildfire in Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has destroyed more than 2,500 hectares.

The Environment Department of Quintana Roo state said that, Discovered on July 8, the blaze was just 30 percent under control. The fire's advance across the brush and high grass has slowed but continues to burn.

About 100 people, as well as air force soldiers, were battling the flames in the 528,148-hectare-reserve, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the southern state of Quintana Roo.

The department said that, drought and intense heat contributed to the blaze.


Wildfire in Biosphere reserve in Mexico


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