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The fire-fighting helicopter proved to be a huge success this afternoon, in support of the Ribeira Brava Volunteer Fire-fighters, who were trying to extinguish a fire in the Terreiros area.

After 15 discharges of water from the helicopter, the fire focus was controlled.

Watch the video, filmed by the reader Ilton Fernandes, about the first use of the helicopter acquired this year by the Region.

The Ribeira Brava municipality today praised the rapid intervention of the competent authorities in the fight against the fire that broke out in the area of ​​Ribeiro Leitão, Campanário parish, highlighting the effectiveness of the helicopter provided by the Regional Government to put out the fire.

According to Ricardo Nascimento, citing a source from the Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol Fire Brigades, “it would have been much more difficult this combat without the helicopter, since the access to the area of operations, due to its characteristics and vegetation, was quite difficult “.

According to the president of Brabant, “the regional fire-fighting system, guaranteed by the Regional Government, did in about an hour and a half what the onshore operators would take about two days, given the conditions of that area,” said the mayor.

Thus, it was possible to “preserve a vast forest area and provide a great help to the firemen of the two municipalities, who were also tireless in the operations on land” said Ricardo Nascimento.

It should be noted that, in addition to the air combat team, there were 14 operations divided by the Ribeira Brava-Ponta do Sol and Câmara de Lobos Corporations. The Forest Guard was also present at the site.