Local January 13, 2022 | 7:24 am

Wildfires wane at Dominican Republic southwest

Santo Domingo.- The flames are giving way in two of the fires that affect the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, where about 100 forest firefighters are working to control them.

The information was offered by Nelson Bautista, president of the Green Action Foundation, which monitors the fires in that area through different channels, including satellite.

The environmentalist said Wednesday there was a lot of smoke, but that the fire has a tendency to subside in the areas of Los Arroyos and north of the Hoyo de Pelempito canyon.

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Paul Tierney
January 14, 2022 9:13 am

Hoyo de Pelempito canyon is a marvelous place to visit. The public access to the park is from the main road into Pedernales town at the same exit point for the Playa Bajia del las Aguilas when this poster visited in the past. There may have been some access adjustments because of the development at the bahia.

It can be acceptable there will be clandestine activity of harvesting fire damaged trees to convert them into charcoal. Foresee there will be little or no media publication unless arrests have been made.