Brush blaze at Chirripó fanned by strong winds

Strong winds have fanned a small blaze in the Parque Nacional Chirripó into a major brushfire that has involved at least 100 hectares, about 250 acres.

There are 60 fire fighters from six units on the scene. The blaze was reported at 5 a.m. Monday. And fire fighters have been on the scene since then. However, they were reinforced heavily Tuesday.

The area has been raked with winds from 75 to 90 kph, some 47 to 56 mph. Some light rain was predicted for Tuesday evening.

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