Wildfire burns 100 hectares of Chirripó National Park

Early Monday morning a wildfire was detected in the Chirripó National Park. This area is home to the highest mountain in the country. It is said to have affected 100 hectors of La Amistad International Park, near the country’s border with Panama in the Southern Zone.

The park is currently still open for tourists seeing as they found that these areas were not in direct threat of a wildfire. Rónald Chang, regional director of the National System of Conservation Areas stated this, “Tourists are safe. At this point the area of the trails is not at risk. If anything happens, we will close the area immediately.”

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