Forest fires have damaged the Louga area, St. Louis and Matam, according to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. In a statement, the ministry said "11 fires began to be registered, affecting a total area of 5 249 ha in this region." However, he pointed out that the energetic intervention of the previously positioned water and forest control unit quickly led to full control of the situation before calling for setting up a warning system in all sensitive areas.
In addition, the Ministry responsible for Environment and Sustainable Development "calls for good citizenship and responsibility for people living near the forest, for herders and all those who go through risk areas to avoid the cause of death. Bush fires, very detrimental to national feed resources ".