The entity requested the municipal mayors, fire brigade and risk management committees, check the situation in the field, in order to implement strategic intervention actions that allow avoiding any process of environmental degradation.
A total of 15 points with probability of occurrence of forest fires have been registered in La Guajira during the first days of 2022. The information was provided by Corpoguajira, after analyzing the studies of satellite sensors issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The environmental authority, indicated that the coordinates were identified in the jurisdiction of the municipalities of Albania, Barrancas, El Molino, Fonseca, Hatonuevo, Maicao, Riohacha, San Juan del Cesar, Uribia, Urumita y Villanueva; which overlap with the protected areas Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park and Cerro Pintao Regional National Park – Serranía del Perijá.
"Each detected heat point is an approximation to the occurrence of fires, for this reason we reiterate to farmers and peasants, the importance of not burning in this dry season. We call on local authorities and risk management committees to strengthen and keep contingency plans permanently activated with prevention actions, mitigation and education in the face of this phenomenon ", Samuel said Lanao Robles, General Manager Corpoguajira.
It also specified that the information was shared with the municipal mayors, fire brigade and risk management committees, to which he asked to verify said situation with their teams on the ground, in order to make timely decisions and implement strategic intervention actions to avoid any process of environmental degradation.
It should be noted that La Guajira is a department conducive to forest fires, because the low humidity, strong winds, the low presence of cloudiness and high temperatures, They constitute determining factors for these sinister wind to occur.