Woman faces up to 10 years in prison after setting the Tepozteco national park on fire while recording a video for social media

Today, the Federal Prosecutor for Environmental Protection announced it has taken legal action

Woman faces up to 10 years in prison after setting the Tepozteco national park on fire while recording a video for social media
inhabitants revealed the woman provoked the fire while filming content for her social media - Photo: Feature Photography
English 04/06/2020 13:23 Karla Rodríguez Mexico City Actualizada 14:21
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The Federal Prosecutor for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) announced it has taken legal action against the woman who set the Tepozteco national park on fire on May 20, while filming a video for social media. 
 
Jennifer Viviana, 25, could be sentenced for up to 10 years behind prison or a large fine. 
 
According to a statement released by the PROFEPA, the National Forestry Commission (Conafor) put the fire out on May 25 and visited the affected area along with the person allegedly responsible for the fire, in order to evaluate the damages. 

 
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According to inhabitants, the woman behind the fire is responsible for the fire, which she sparked while recording a video for social media: “She tried to juggle objects on fire but lost control.”
 
Although the investigation indicates that the wildlife wasn’t affected, the fire did damage 60 hectares of the national park
 
In Mexico, causing damages to biodiversity is a federal crime. 
 
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