100-person team douse wild fire in Central Rupununi

Ranks from the Guyana Police Force joined in the efforts to extinguished wildfires in Nappi Village, Central Rupununi in Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo).
On Tuesday the media reported that the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) and the Civil Defence Commission were monitoring a brush fire in the Lethem region. The fire began on Sunday at approximately 08:30h and was fueled by dry and windy conditions.
At the time efforts are being closely coordinated to ensure the safety of residents and effective management of the fire.
Though the terrain hindered fire tenders’ access to the mountainous area, village Toshaos and fire personnel were seen transporting black tanks of water to the scene to aid in extinguishing the blaze.
On Thursday, the GPF reports that ranks from the Lethem Police Station and a group of persons from Men on Mission, entered Nappi Village in Central Rupununi to assist in putting out the wildfires.
They joined the Regional Executive Officer, Carl Singh ranks from the Guyana Fire Service, other officials, and residents of the village, to help douse the fire near the Kanuku Mountain range. Some 100 persons were part of the team that helped extinguished the fire.