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Large wildfire doused on mainland Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Members of Civil Protection say they have doused a fire that started at a garbage dump on Isla Mujeres mainland.

Firefighters of the municipalities of Isla Mujeres and Benito Juárez were on scene to put out a fire in an old garbage dump located on the Continental Zone. According to authorities, the fire quickly spread after a pair of burning tires also caught nearby trees.

Merced Ortiz Maya, director of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Isla Mujeres, explained that the prompt intervention of firefighters resulted in the flames being completely extinguished thanks to the joint efforts of both municipalities.

Photo: Protección Civil de Isla Mujeres

He says it was this quick intervention that prevented flames from spreading even further, since they had already consumed a large area of trees while smoking out some nearby neighbors.

Authorities reported that there were no injuries or material losses.