Cuba Increases Forest Fire Control
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- Las Tunas
- Sancti Spiritus
- Business and Economy
- 05 / 10 / 2009
The period of highest probabilities of fire is from January 1 to May 31, known as the drought season.
Gonzalez said that monitoring and control measures in high-risk areas have been tightened with increased patrols flying over the forests, equipped with fire extinguishers.
In addition, the Cuban Institute of Meteorology has an early alert system in place to help prevent fires, while other institutions collaborate through the Protected Areas System.