Five fires in La Calera, Molinari, Pampa de Olaen, Alpa Corral and Los Cóndores were fought this Monday by volunteer firefighters in Córdoba.
The closest fire to the provincial capital is the one registered in La Calera, on the sector called La Campana, to where volunteer firefighters arrived with the assistance of a hydrant plane of the Provincial Fire Management Plan.
In the zone of Punilla, personnel from two barracks worked on the flames that are advancing in the vicinity of Molinari, while another group of infantry did so in Pampa de Olaen.
In Alpa Corralnear Río Cuarto, troops fought the fire with the air support of a hydrant plane from Nación, the same situation that was registered in the Tres Pozos spot, jurisdiction of Los Cóndores.
In the province of Córdoba until Thursday the extreme risk of fire prevails, As a result of high temperatures, low humidity and the prevailing wind in much of the territory, Civil Defense authorities reported, after a weekend in which firefighters had to intervene to quell the flames.
The director of Civil Defense, Diego Concha, remarked that “98% of fires are caused by man, either intentionally or through negligence.”
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Space Activities (Conae) collaborated with satellite monitoring to determine areas with high temperatures that could evolve into other igneous foci, authorities said.
The CONAE provides data prepared by the Emergency and Early Warning Unit, showing the burned area in reddish brown and active fire fronts on Sunday in the area of José de la Quintana and surroundings, in the Paravachasca Valley.
“On the image obtained by the MSI sensor on board the Sentinel-2 satellite, the heat sources detected by the VIIRS sensors on board two other satellites, SNPP and NOAA-20, are also indicated with red dots. These instruments obtain from the space, data that allows identifying with very good precision areas with high temperatures that are associated with fires. But not all sources of heat are fires, “Conae said in a statement.
In those data “it only shows areas with higher temperatures, which could evolve in a fire if other associated conditions occur, in addition to those caused by man, such as strong winds, drought and high temperatures,” they explained from the space center.