Up to 101 Wildfires Have Burned in Baja California This Year

More than 1065 acres have been affected

Almost 1065 acres have been affected by a total of 101 wildfires in Baja California so far this year, revealed The National Forest Commission of Mexico (CONAFOR).

That number already surpassed the one throughout 2015, which was of 253 acres. However, the damage was much greater when it comes to area, with 44,450 affected acres and 16.5% of the trees.

CONAFOR state manager, Sergio Avitia Nalda, attributed this decrease to the good work of the forest brigade in their efforts to combat the sinisters.

The current drought has caused more frequent forest fires in this and the other side of the border. Such is the case of the neighboring state of California, where until early August more than 4,000 fires had been registered, damaging more than 222,394 acres of land.

Ensenada is the most affected so far, with 6432 acres; followed by Tecate, 3355 acres, Tijuana with 817 and Rosarito with 47 acres. Mexicali has not been damaged.

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Translated by: cristina.mora@sandiegored.com


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