"In the last 24 hours, 7373 heat sources were detected throughout the national territory. Get more information by accessing our joint spotlight monitoring report."
On the other hand, the National Forest Institute warned that human activities such as the illegal burning of bushes, fields, or pastures for agricultural purposes are often the main cause of the fires.
Also, it has urged people not to burn garbage or sawdust neither in the cities or the forest since the winds can spread the fires.
Moreover, the government explained that although it is a recurrent event during this time of the year, the blaze "is exacerbated by the drought situation" alongside strong winds, low rainfall, and high temperatures.