Thursday, June 8, 2023

fire | Tenerife fire burns more than 2,100 hectares

A total of 585 people have been evacuated from their homes this Saturday as a result of the forest fires that started on Thursday in Tenerife, and whose extinction In area made difficult by orography and for high temperature,

The President of the Canary Islands, ngel Victor Torres, along with the Minister of Technicians, Security, Julio Pérez, and Pedro Martín, the President of Cabildo, gave an account of the development of the fire, in which mainly influenced by the publicIn which about 110 jawans will work for the next few hours.

Torres has indicated that the fire is still active and, although it behaved worse than expected on Friday night, its expansion during this Saturday has been controlled and the affected hectares are 2,156 and Circumference 20 kms. IsWhich is the same area as it was on Friday.

affected municipalities are San Juan de la Rambla, La Guancha, Los Relejos and Icode de los Vinos Whereas in La Orotva it has been possible to include it.

The Canarian president has indicated that no homes have been affected and evacuees have moved to the homes of friends, relatives or hotels arranged to welcome them.

has reported that First of all this Sunday, a new seaplane will be involved in the act of extinction Which has already been included this Saturday and added to the eleven aerial measurements that have made many downloads on the fire.

Regarding the weather, he highlighted that Humidity will be above 50 percent And the wind will move at a speed of between 10 and 15 kilometers, aspects that, according to the Canarian president, are positive for extinction.

The downside, he continued, is the region’s steep orography and high temperatures that are expected for tomorrow evening, which is why, he explained, that Efforts will be made to douse the fire in the next few hours,

Spain is facing the worst wave of fire in the last several days

Montserrat Roman, the head of the Civil Protection Service, has highlighted that in the evacuated areas, urban firefighters are carrying out preventive work and pre-alert and alert for maximum temperatures for the next few days and restrict access to forest areas. has been called back. Of the island

Extinction’s technical manager, Pedro Martínez, has indicated that it has been a difficult Friday and noted the difficulty of extinction teams reaching areas such as the slopes of Tigaga, in which air strikes have begun to operate. . afternoon.

On the Icode front, the work has worked well, although “it’s not stopped”, said the technician, who specified that in the upper area, which is in Teide National Park, the fire has stopped because of the burning. Looking for fuel.

As for Martinez, the sensations are better, but he has acknowledged that the 20-kilometer radius is not cold and expected a rise in temperature that would generate “a lot of work in the coming days”.

Pedro Martín, president of Cabildo de Tenerife, has highlighted a significant coordination effort between the different administrations acting and as an example he has indicated that the evacuation has been carried out in an orderly manner.

Similarly, he referred to the College of Veterinarians’ proposal to provide pet care in evicted homes.

Spain is facing its worst wave of fires in the past several days, destroying more than 80,000 hectares during the past week and nearly 200,000 hectares throughout the month of July. The most widespread one, Losassio, ended with the lives of two people in Zamora, has already stabilized and descended to threat level 1.

The Great Galician Fire is active, although the hectares burned are stable.

The most significant wildfire affecting Galicia is still active, but the stabilization of the surface burned by the flames has been almost constant since Thursday and Adds a total of 31,445 devastated hectares.According to the last part of the rural environment this Saturday.

The largest fires that continue to be stabilized and controlled are Formoso-e Pobra do Brolón (10,000), Folgoso-Ceseda (1,100), both in the O Courelle mountain range, in Lugo; Carbeleda de Valdeoras (10,500) and Villarino de Conso (5,800), both in the province of Orens.

The Rural Environment Department of Xunta de Galicia reminds citizens that there is a free telephone number 085 available for citizens to call in case of a wildfire.

In addition, there is an anonymous and free telephone number, 900 815 085, to report any suspected or known criminal arson activity.

More than 6,000 hectares burned in Catalonia so far this year

Catalonia is facing One of the most complicated summers of the last decade in the fight against fire And it has suffered a total of 459 wildfires so far this year, which have affected 6,543 hectares, the worst figure since flames engulfed 17,922 hectares in 2012.

According to data from rural agents consulted by Efe, despite the fact that the 2022 forest season is still active—and with all alerts activated by two heat waves in the past two weeks—it is already so far this year. As of 2012 more hectares have been affected than each course.

Most of the blame for this is due to the simultaneous fire in the first fortnight of June. Pont de Villomara fire, in the Barcelona region of Beges, which burned 1,743 hectares449.69 of them are in the Sant Lorenc del Mant i l’Obac Natural Park, and which, according to the main hypothesis, with which the rural agents work, were intentional.

Catalonia has about two million hectares of forest – two thirds of its area is forest.– Therefore, in extreme conditions such as the current conditions, with two years of accumulated drought and chained heat waves, the Generalitat has had to restrict access to eleven massifs and 357 natural environments to recreational and agricultural activity by Monday night. had to limit. Municipalities in 27 counties.

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