Dominican Republic — United States ambassador James W. Brewster on Tuesday said Washington will help the Dominican government with funds and equipment to fight the forest fire that has charred several thousand hectares of the Central Mountains.
Brewster said the blaze is of concerns for the U.S., which has already received the Dominican Governments request for help to fight the blaze at Valle Nuevo National Park, near Constanza.
“It is an issue that concerns us very much at all and if weve received the Dominican Governments formal request to assist. In fact weve been talking about this possibility in the last couple of days,” the diplomat said on ZOL FM radio.
“Were also trying to identify physical resources that can help. Were very aware of this situations importance,” Brewster said, adding that calls were made to Washington and Miami. where the resources and assistance can be identified.