Medina visits National Park devastated by ferocious blaze
Constanza, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Tuesday visited Valle Nuevo, the National Park where a week old blaze has charred hundreds of hectares of mostly pine forests.
Medina met with the forest fire program manager, who explained the strategy to combat the blaze in the area some 30 kilometers from Constanza.
In a statement, the Environment Ministry reported a light drizzle Tuesday afternoon which lowered the in temperature and slowed the fire’s advance in the area of Valle Nuevo.
It said several agencies work together with around 700 firefighters and heavy equipment preparing the logistics to bring the year’s worst forest fire under control.
Earlier Tuesday, U.S. ambassador James Brewster announced Washington’s assistant to fight the blaze in the area where elevations rise as high as 7,000 feet above sea level.