Despite continued weeks of fighting, the province of Santa Fe continues to suffer from the repeated fires that occur on the islands of the Paraná Delta. Whether in the fields, in the city or even on the road, smoke affects every circumstance. That was how the National Gendarmerie and the Departmental Police Headquarters of the Entre Ríos town of Victoria, decided to interrupt traffic on the bridge that connects that city with Rosario (Santa Fe) overnight.due to the presence of dense columns of smoke, sources from the security forces reported.
Away from the lights of the cars, the panorama looks like a movie, miles and miles of gray earth. Among the dense columns of smoke, some trees stand out and seem to try to avoid the sources of fire. The view is not enough to find the end of the fire. Given this scenario, the authorities decided to stop vehicular traffic a while before 8:00 p.m. on Monday. As indicated, the measure is “for an indefinite period”, until visibility conditions improve.
The measure was also communicated through social networks by the Provincial Road Safety Agency of Santa Fe. “Attention Rosario, access to the Rosario-Victoria bridge cut off due to the presence of smoke,” the agency reported, to explain that “detours were made in access to the Rosario-Santa Fe highway and descent to Rondeau Boulevard”.
Meanwhile, the unit requested “to circulate with maximum caution and, as far as possible, avoid the area.”
The smoke and the smell of burning keep residents of nearby cities on edge, who are tired of enduring the situation. Numerous sources of fire were still active in the area of the islands of the Paraná Delta, in the jurisdiction of the town of Victoria in Entre Ríos.
the dense Columns of smoke could be seen from the coast of the river in the city of Rosario, which, due to the southerly direction of the wind, did not suffer the effects of the fires.
According to the National Fire Management Service in its daily report, during the day the existence of four active outbreaks was detailed in the Ranchada, Laguna Vázquez, Barrancoso and Las Vueltas islands, and a fire that had managed to be contained in Laguna Chata , all in the jurisdiction of Victoria. While there were five other active fires in the jurisdiction of Gualeguay.
The situation takes more and more preponderance, days ago a group of environmentalists mobilized in Rosario to demand the cessation of ‘intentional fires’ on the islands of the Paraná River.
Ecologists and residents of Rosario mobilized along the waterfront, carrying signs with phrases such as “enough smoke; “a system for the 1%, ruining the planet for the 99%; “Danger, ecocide” and “enough of terricide”.
The measure responds to the fact that for several days the fire has been raging in the region of wetlands and islands located in the jurisdiction of Entre Ríos and the flames are being fought by brigade members from both that province and Santa Fe, with the help of a hydrant plane.
This activity was also joined by various residents, from the most affected cities and their surroundings, who demonstrated through social networks with innumerable complaints, since the smoke made the air unbreathable.
In turn, the local mayor, Pablo Javkin, issued on the subject on his Instagram account. “Rosario is invaded by smoke and we continue without a wetland law,” said the community leader, who also maintained his position of expanding the complaint that the municipality has been making on the issue and that will demand the arrest of those responsible for the burning.