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Jalisco braces for wildfire season

If you are driving around our region over the next few weeks you can expect to see quite a bit of prescribed or controlled burning going on.

pg5aStrategic burns play a vital role in maintaining ecosystem health and reducing the risk of wildfires.  Jalisco authorities have ramped up their forest management measures over the past few weeks as temperatures begin to rise.

Firefighters from several agencies battled the first big wildfire of the “dry season” last week, which affected a section of the Bosque de la Primavera, the 31,000-hectare Natural Protected Area on the western outskirts of the Guadalajara metropolitan zone.

The University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology warns citizens that temperatures in many parts of Jalisco will get close to, or even go above, 40 degrees Celsius (104F) once the hottest part of the spring kicks in.

Recommendations for high temperatures

• Use sunblock

• Do not expose yourself to the sun for long periods

• Drink plenty of fluids

• Avoid eating at street stalls, since food decomposes quickly

• Wear light-colored clothing, sunglasses and a hat.

 

 

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