Incendio forestal causa alarma en cercanías de la ciudadela inca de Machupicchu

 
20 July 2017

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Peru - Cusco. Un fuerte incendio se registró ayer por la tarde en la quebrada de Aobamba, ubicada a la altura del Km. 122 de la línea férrea que une Ollantaytambo con Aguas Calientes, en la zona de amortiguamiento del Santuario Histórico de Machupicchu.

Desde la ciudadela inca era posible ver la humareda que produjo el siniestro. Para controlar el incendio, iniciado en la margen izquierda del río Vilcanota, la Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura Cusco movilizó a 50 bomberos forestales.

El jefe del Parque Arqueológico de Machupicchu, Fernando Astete, informó que el incendio fue detectado en la parte baja de la quebrada, donde existen terrenos de cultivo. Se desconoce las causas del siniestro. Al cierre de la presente edición, el fuego se había propagado hacia la parte alta de la quebrada.

English version of the news. Note: the news has been translated by Google translator.

Forest fire causes alarm near the Inca citadel of Machupicchu

Cusco. A strong fire was recorded yesterday afternoon in the Aobamba gorge, located at 122 km of the railway linking Ollantaytambo with Aguas Calientes, in the buffer zone of the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu.

From the Inca citadel it was possible to see the smoke that produced the incident. To control the fire, started in the left bank of the river Vilcanota, the Decentralized Direction of Culture Cusco mobilized 50 forest firefighters.

The head of the Archaeological Park of Machupicchu, Fernando Astete, reported that the fire was detected in the lower part of the ravine, where there are cultivated land. The causes of the incident are unknown. At the close of this edition, the fire had spread to the upper part of the ravine.

Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires.
 

Parliament voted for the measure Wednesday as part of ongoing forest law reforms that started in April, before the blaze in the central Pedrogao Grande region that killed 64 people and injured more than 250.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa last week urged measures to prevent a repeat catastrophe, while also highlighting the challenges of forest redevelopment.

"We can't refuse to curb the growth of eucalyptus because we're worried about its impact on the paper industry," he said last week, referring to a sector that represents 4.9 percent of Portuguese exports.

Eucalyptus is Portugal's most widespread forest plant, according to the country's Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests.

But it is cited as a cause of that lay waste annually to around 100,000 hectares of vegetation.



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-eucalyptus-deadly-portugal-forest.html#jCp
Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires.
 

Parliament voted for the measure Wednesday as part of ongoing forest law reforms that started in April, before the blaze in the central Pedrogao Grande region that killed 64 people and injured more than 250.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa last week urged measures to prevent a repeat catastrophe, while also highlighting the challenges of forest redevelopment.

"We can't refuse to curb the growth of eucalyptus because we're worried about its impact on the paper industry," he said last week, referring to a sector that represents 4.9 percent of Portuguese exports.

Eucalyptus is Portugal's most widespread forest plant, according to the country's Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests.

But it is cited as a cause of that lay waste annually to around 100,000 hectares of vegetation.



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-eucalyptus-deadly-portugal-forest.html#jCp
Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires.

Parliament voted for the measure Wednesday as part of ongoing forest law reforms that started in April, before the blaze in the central Pedrogao Grande region that killed 64 people and injured more than 250.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa last week urged measures to prevent a repeat catastrophe, while also highlighting the challenges of forest redevelopment.

"We can't refuse to curb the growth of eucalyptus because we're worried about its impact on the paper industry," he said last week, referring to a sector that represents 4.9 percent of Portuguese exports.

Eucalyptus is Portugal's most widespread forest plant, according to the country's Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests.

But it is cited as a cause of that lay waste annually to around 100,000 hectares of vegetation.



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-eucalyptus-deadly-portugal-forest.html#jCp
Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires.
 

Parliament voted for the measure Wednesday as part of ongoing forest law reforms that started in April, before the blaze in the central Pedrogao Grande region that killed 64 people and injured more than 250.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa last week urged measures to prevent a repeat catastrophe, while also highlighting the challenges of forest redevelopment.

"We can't refuse to curb the growth of eucalyptus because we're worried about its impact on the paper industry," he said last week, referring to a sector that represents 4.9 percent of Portuguese exports.

Eucalyptus is Portugal's most widespread forest plant, according to the country's Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests.

But it is cited as a cause of that lay waste annually to around 100,000 hectares of vegetation.



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-eucalyptus-deadly-portugal-forest.html#jCp