Cuba — Fire fighters and forest rangers have controlled a large fire in the eastern Cuban province of Holguin without reporting any victims or damages.
The fire , which broke out on March 9 has destroyed about 1,730 acres of forests had a critical moment on Sat March 13 night in Melones, southeast of the town of Mayari, over 435 miles east of Havana, Ahora news website reported.
Flora and fauna in the area suffered great damage as the area has a great variety of species, sources from the provincial Civil Defense said.
Aerial anti fire mesures and deployment of transportation and some rainfall helped to detect and control the last fire outbreak.
Along with the evacuation of about 20 families to safe places, a series of measures to protect spots of economic importance in the zone, including the conveyor that carries materials to the Rene Ramos Latour nickel processing plant were taken.
The blaze started when a controlled fire in a reservoir under construction in Mayari went out of control affecting close mountain areas.