They deny the CFE: Civil Protection of Tamaulipas ignored the official notice on the fire that caused the mega blackout

They deny the CFE about the fire in Tamaulipas due to the mega blackout (Photo: File)
They deny the CFE about the fire in Tamaulipas due to the mega blackout (Photo: File)

Pedro Granados, state coordinator of Civil Protection of Tamaulipas, noted that the official letter shown during the virtual conference of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), in which it is specified that due to a fire in a pasture in the municipality of Padilla, the transmission lines of the parastatal were damaged, is apocryphal.

According to a note posted by The universal, the state official said that the signature on the document that the engineer showed as proof Noé Peña Silva it is not from Emmanuel González Márquez, Coordinator of Civil Protection in municipalities, he also pointed out that he lacks the corresponding stamps and said that the folio number is not real.

Another lie that is pointed out is, according to Granados, the supposed call to 911 made at 3:00 p.m. (Central Mexico Time) on Monday, December 28, in which the fire that affected the infrastructure of the CFE is reported, as he assured that it was until around 5:00 p.m. (Central Mexico Time) when the personnel of the State production company reported the accident.

Bartlett Díaz's team explained what happened (Photo: Cuartoscuro / Victoria Valtierra)
Bartlett Díaz’s team explained what happened (Photo: Cuartoscuro / Victoria Valtierra)

“We received an audio from a fire department person from the Ciudad Victoria municipality who said that a person from CFE reported a fire in the El Barretal area”, public The universal.

“The service (of Civil Protection) was not required because, somehow, they were solving it. We didn’t even participate in that fire. We find it strange to be involved with a supposed job where they do a whole narrative with other schedules”, The public official added.

Another inconsistency exposed in the conference is that the CFE ensures that at around 3:20 p.m. (Central Mexico Time), unit 01 has left, because it is inoperative, “it has been decomposed for a long time”, he assured.

Image of burned grass in the area (Photo: courtesy CFE)
Image of burned grass in the area (Photo: courtesy CFE)

This calls into question what was stated by Bartlett Díaz’s team on the afternoon of this Tuesday, December 29, since, according to the CFE, the fire is the main cause of the failure that affected more than 10 million users in various cities of the republic, including Mexico City.

According to Noé Peña Silva, CFE Transmission Director, the failure was caused by a fire that broke out in the municipality of Padilla, Tamaulipas, which affected two transmission lines between Linares and Ciudad Victoria, triggering a problem on three other lines: two between Mazatlán and Tepic and one between Durango and Fresnillo.

In detail, the official explained that cold front number 23 brought with it strong winds in the area, to this is added that it is the dry season of the year in which the grasslands tend to suffer fires. So, An outbreak of fire that occurred in the place was fanned by the wind, in such a way that it affected 30 hectares in the mentioned municipality.

They deny the CFE about fire in Tamaulipas due to mega blackout (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
They deny the CFE about fire in Tamaulipas due to mega blackout (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

To support his explanation, the engineer Peña used slides to locate the damaged area by the fire and showed the photos of the fire that affected the transmission lines.

This version is also supported by the Tamaulipas Civil Protection Secretariat, who allegedly provided the document they are now denying.

With the testimony provided by the person in charge of the PC of Tamaulipas, it now corresponds to Manuel Bartlett fully answer the origin of the document which attested to the official version of the incident that affected electricity users.

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