Córdoba fires left at least 200 evacuees
Cordoba, September 5, 2011
Córdoba hills are blackened after a huge wave of fire that forced evacuation of a huge number of people. On Friday, about 10,000 acres had burned but probably during the weekend that number has doubled.
At least 200 people were evacuated while there are still two active foci in the Punilla Valley. The good news is that today no significant wind gusts were recorded, enabling firefighters to work properly.
Nor are there houses or people in danger now, but the weekend fire dangerous threat in La Cumbre to the road Agua de Oro, where they were many cabins and a line of craftsmen were in risk.
Also in the town near Cosquín known as Molinari, the flames came to very few meters from homes.
A reservation of Carayá monkeys also is in danger because while the fire is at least two kilometers away, a change in wind speed can threaten the refuge which is responsible for rescue monkeys have been in captivity.