Local December 22, 2021 | 11:02 am

Forest fire hits Cap Cana tourist area

forest fire hit the mangroves located in the Cap Cana tourist area in La Altagracia province on Tuesday night.

So far, the director of the Emergency Operations Center (COE), Major General Juan Manuel Méndez, the Central Directorate of Tourism Police (Politur), and the Punta Cana Fire Department have been working since last night to try to quell this incident.

“Now we are working with the Air Force to finish putting it down and waiting for an Army and Environment brigade to arrive,” Méndez explained today.

According to reports, some 18 fire brigade units, supported by tanker trucks and a helicopter, have joined in to prevent the flames from spreading further.

The authorities have not offered details about the possible causes that could generate the fire late at night. Similarly, no injuries or deaths have been reported.

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Paul Tierney
December 22, 2021 11:11 am

Cause, clearing area for development that got out of control?

Mr. Sensible
December 22, 2021 10:39 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

The water park.

March 14, 2023 2:20 pm

I live near capcana and the fire was probably caused by the low amount of rain and dry grass

March 14, 2023 2:22 pm

and probably also trash burning its common here .Then it got out of control cause of dry grass and low amounts of rain