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71 grassland fires in Cocle in 3 weeks

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71 grassland fires in Cocle in 3 weeks



Posted 24/01/2020

Some 71 grassland fires have been recorded the province of Coclé in the first three weeks of the year says Fire Department colonel Roderick Salcedo,  head of the Regional Zone

He said that the dry season has arrived very quickly and this has as led to people started the bad practice of burning their boundaries and farmland in order to clean them up.

He recommended that people who clean their land to keep a minimum of five meters from their boundary, to prevent fires reaching their residence.

During 2019, there were  6,299 fires of this type throughout the country



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