Forest fires in Ecuador

Forest fires in Ecuador Natural Disasters

Fire in the forest of Ecuador, caused the death of five people, one of which was a fireman. 73 Ecuadorians were injured and maimed. Fire destroyed more than 17,600 hectares of land, of which 17,484 hectares of forest, which grows in the Andes. More than a hundred hectares of the current crop was completely destroyed during the fires, tens of hectares to some extent affected by the influence of fire.

On June 1, 2012 in Ecuador due to dry and windy weather conditions occurred some 3069 fires. As the home to deal with the elements of the Ecuadorian firefighters failed, were summoned to the aid of 29 specialists from Brazil and Brazilian fire plane C-130 Hercules, able to lift into the air up to 12,000 liters of water. Their aviation units were also provided by Venezuela and Colombia.

From the local firefighters in extinguishing the fires involved 5,693 soldiers, 21 units of aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters, trucks. The greatest losses suffered Andean Ecuadorian province of Pichincha, where the capital is located in Kyoto.

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