There are over 100 fires in the country, and there will be a smell of smoke all day in CDMX


The states of Hidalgo, Veracruz, and Guerrero are the most affected. In Mexico City, the Azcapotzalco borough has “very poor” air quality.

The Atmospheric Monitoring System of Mexico City warned that this Wednesday, a constant burnt smell will be perceived due to the fires surrounding the capital, mainly in states like Hidalgo. Fires are also reported within CDMX, such as in the Milpa Alta borough.

How many active fires are there in Mexico?

According to the latest National Forestry Information System, as of 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, there were 116 forest fires in the country, affecting over 6,000 hectares of vegetation.

The most extensive fires occurred in the state of Hidalgo, where almost 2,000 hectares were affected by fire.

In this regard, and due to the meteorological conditions prevailing in Mexico City, it is forecasted that the burnt smell will continue to affect the residents.

Additionally, the Atmospheric Monitoring System of CDMX indicated that there is “very poor” air quality in the Azcapotzalco borough due to these conditions. Therefore, it recommended that the population refrain from outdoor activities.

The states of Hidalgo, Veracruz, and Guerrero have been the most affected in the last few hours, according to the daily forest fire report.

Take precautions

The authorities of CDMX indicated that sensitive groups in the Azcapotzalco borough should take the following precautions:

– Do not engage in outdoor activities

– If respiratory or cardiac symptoms occur, seek medical attention

And for the rest of the population:

– Avoid moderate and vigorous physical activities outdoors.

Source: Expansion