A 27-year-old man has admitted that he was responsible for causing a major fire in Argentina, after heating coffee over an open fire. More than 30 families were forced to leave their homes after the fire in Cordoba, the second largest city in Argentina.
The suspect wanted to boil water to make coffee when the fire got out of control. The fire started on Tuesday (10) and was not brought under control until Wednesday (11). There were no reports of injuries, but the area remains on alert.
“There is a trapped man who deliberately caused the fire,” said Juan Chiaretti, the governor of Cordoba. “It was a disaster. People had to be evacuated, and houses caught fire. Fortunately, we do not have to mourn the human losses.”
The country’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, through the National Fire Management Service (SNMF), has dispatched three fire hydrant aircraft, a spotter and a bucket helicopter to join the firefighting missions. It also sent 14 fighters from the National Center Brigade to the area, equipped with three trucks suitable for the terrain.
Other fires were contained in Barranca Yaco and Sensacati, in the Sierra Chicas and near Jesús María, as well as in La Trinchera (San Justo Province), Potrero de Garay (Calamutita) and Copina (Bunilla).
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