Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexico’s forest fire agency says there are currently four fires burning in the state of Quintana Roo. According to National Forestry Commission (Conafor), there are four active forest fires throughout the state.
The agency says two are located north of the municipality of Benito Juárez (Cancun), one in the municipality of Solidaridad and one more in Bacalar. They report that in all four instances, the fires are under control.
Conafer detailed that one of the northern region fires is 140-hectares with 45 percent control, and the other, 25 hectares with 15 percent control. The fire in Solidaridad is 110 hectares of which 30 percent is controlled, while in Bacalar, fire fighters there are battling a 15-hectare brush fire.
Conafor says so far this year, as of May 14, 22 forest fires have been put out, nine in Puerto Morelos, three in Othón P. Blanco, three in Solidaridad, two in Tulum, two in Benito Juárez and Lázaro Cárdenas and one in Isla Mujeres.
Conafer reports those 22 fires have consumed 917,001 hectares of land.