The Republican National Guard is going to increase fire prevention patrols, with 5,200 soldiers every day, watching over the areas at greatest risk due to the high heat.
Distributed by the national network will be “920 lookouts, 24 hours a day, as well as military from territorial brigades committed to prevent fires and risky behavior”, the GNR said in a statement.
The National Guard asks the public not to smoke or have open fires in forest or agricultural areas, not to burn or launch rockets.
“Tractors, machines and heavy transport can not travel without fire extinguisher or back-up fire preventive systems” said the GNR.
This year, the GNR has detained 81 arsonists, identified 708 suspects and made more than 30,000 patrols.