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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:31 - Updated Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:31

Fire hits Quissama National Park

Luanda - Roughly 20 hectares were hit by a fire that broke out on Tuesday in the entrance area to Quissama National Park, announced Wednesday the Ministry of Environment.

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Main facade of National Park of Quissama (file photo)

Photo: Lucas Neto

The Ministry of Environment told in a press release that the fire started at 2:00 p.m., but could be extinguished by 12 pm Wednesday, 6 December, without disclosing the cause of fire.

Staff from the National Fire Service, troops from the special unit of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and workers from the park fought the fire.

According to the note, the competent investigation bodies were set up to determine the origin of the fire.

The park comprises an extension of 9.960 square kilometers and has four fixed patrol stations, which are supervised by inspectors.

Quissama National Park was established in 1938, and is located in the northwest region of the country, at a distance of approximately 70 kilometers far from Luanda City.

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