Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Red alert declared for wildfire in Florida, mayor furious

A wildfire fueled by wind is keeping Florida’s neighbors on alert. Its mayor, George Roa, criticized Conniff’s slow response.

The National Emergency Office (ONEMI) declared Red alert due to wildfire for Florida commune,

According to information provided by the National Forestry Corporation (Conaf), the fire, called “San Lorenzo and others”, has already consumed an area of ​​about 60 hectares.

The agency specifies in the announcement, “With this declaration of Red Alert, all necessary and available resources will be mobilized in support of those already deployed.”

According to the municipality of Florida, the fire started in the Santa Monica sector, spread rapidly due to wind. This prompted Florida, the communal authority of the Bio Bio area, residents and emergency units to be cautious about moving forward.

In conversation with Florida Mayor LA Radio, George Roastrongly criticized KonafBecause in his opinion, he was absent from the commune during the first hours of the Emergency.

He also specified that the incident started just after 6:00 pm this Thursday, and as a result of the wind, the flames moved further.

“We remember and miss the presence of Conf. Konaf has been absent in this emergency, We clearly understand that there is an emergency in many communities, but we do not want to repeat the history of 2017, when more than 200 homes and more than 30,000 hectares were burned,” the community chief said.

,They tell us that all efforts are focused in other communities, but we also need support, Four fire companies from our commune are fighting the fire”, he added.

The mayor of Florida appealed for help to protect homes and people from damage.

He also told that the fire is out of control, close to the houses. Santa Monica Sectorand reported one Second outbreak in the Pino Huacho sector,

To fight the fire, firefighters from Chiguayante, Concepcion and Talcahuano rushed to the commune of Florida for support.

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