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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 03 / 17 / 2015

A major fire started on Wednesday afternoon, March 11, extending to near La Yaba, neighborhood near the town of El Coco, Holguin -in the east of the island- and extending late into night.

The fire started in the vicinity of the Loma del Fraile, highest in the city of Holguin point and spread rapidly, calcining everything in its path, mainly dry grass. But fortunately there were no regrets loss of life, and the only repercussions were in vegetation.

Faced with an exceptional situation, plans for confronting natural disasters collect the immediate mobilization of forces, which this time included brigades Integral Forestry Enterprise of Holguin, the logging unit, rangers, community services, Command 25 Fire, the military and the Interior Ministry, along with other agencies. All accompanied by officials of the Party and government in the territory.

In three different areas actions were deployed to stop the incident and in this community also played along, smothering the flames that were loose, although it is advisable not overexposed to danger. The cause of the fire is still not set, but at 2 am the night had recovered his usual tranquility.

Source: CubaDebate

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