De la Sota: ‘The situation in Córdoba is serious and very dramatic’
The contingent of children who was on the hill Champaquí retained by one of the five major forest fires that develop in the territory of Cordoba arrived Monday in Villa Alpina with rescuers.
“We do not want to expose them. We look for the right time to take them down,” said Security Minister Córdoba, Alexis Paredes, announcing the arrival of the contingent with all members unharmed.
It is thirty boys and twenty adults who came up and were held to spread the flames at the bottom of the hill.
Due to the strong wind that was recorded in the area the aid by air was interrupted, so the children where rescue by ground.
Fires in the Calamuchita Valley area began last Friday and due to high temperatures, the amount of herbs and snags and strong winds are out of control and already consumed more than 15,000 acres.
On Monday night, the governor of Córdoba, José Manuel de la Sota, said the situation in the mountainous area affected by forest fires in this province is “serious” and “very dramatic”.