They were confirmed by the Secretary of Territorial Development and Environment, Jorge Lara. The brigade members have already arrived at Maitén.
Brigadiers from the Provincial Fire Management Plan and volunteer firefighters from Neuquén arrived in El Maitén to collaborate in fighting the fires that are registered in the mountain range of the Río Negro and Chubut provinces.
The Secretary of Territorial Development and Environment of Neuquén, Jorge Lara, specified that the brigade members “left the southern part of the provincial territory with vehicles and the respective equipment,” and that they placed themselves under the orders of the authorities of the National Plan for the Management of the Fire, which coordinates the actions.
They are looking for 12 missing
The activation of the fires in areas of Lago Puelo, on the outskirts of Cholila and in the rural area of El Maitén, near El Bolsón, left a devastating balance. According to the first information and surveys by the authorities, there would be about 200 houses destroyed by the flames and they are looking for 12 missing persons .
These are family groups, so specialists do not rule out that they have self-evacuated without giving notice.
Néstor Gómez Ocampo, second chief of the Chubut Police, told La Jornada newspaper: “We have disappeared people, we are going to look for them. In principle there are 12 and there are sectors with burned houses that have not been accessible.”
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