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The dry season, besides bringing us hot and sunny days, also is a time for forest fires. As such, authorities are making a call to one and all.

In the 90’s some 100.000 hectares of mostly private property was destroyed by forest fires. In the last decade it have been reduced to one third.

But officials do not see encouraging news for this year as weather experts predict a very dry season.

Savanna fires are the harshest, due to their rapid spread.

Unfortunately, most forest fires are either through carelessness or by criminal hand.

The province of Guanacaste is the main focus of areas to watch over. This year authorities are employing mini helicopters to make fly overs.

If you see a fire, small or large, best is to report it immediately by calling 911.


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