Forest fire!

Smouldering fire damage (© Nicholas Locke)

When fire broke out on land adjoining REGUA (a hillside opposite Matumbo`s small supermarket), our well-rehearsed team went immediately into effective action before the fire brigade arrived from the nearby town of Cachoeiras de Macacu.

With a very hot wind the flames were blown onto REGUA land, but the fire brigade and REGUA team got the fire under control. With no hesitation or thought for their own safety, all available staff fought with energy and courage, saving many of our young trees.

Fires together with hot weather create a lot of damage, but thanks to a quick team we were able to control it. Thank you Cachoeiras de Macacu fire brigade for your brave help!