The council de Tenerife has deactivated the Emergency Plan for forest fires “as the weather improves”. Even so, the Island remains on alert due to the risk of fires due to high temperatures, according to the Island Corporation.
Specifically, it has proceeded to lower the preventive measures for forest fires on the Island to grade 2, “taking into account the improvement in the weather conditions forecast for these days and as long as the declaration of risk alert decreed by the Government of Canary Islands in the territorial scope of the island of Tenerife”. In the same way, indicates the Cabildo, “the Territorial Emergency Plan (PEIN) that had been launched preventively last Friday has been deactivated.”
The security measures will be maintained, “with the exception of the prohibition of the use of trails, hiking, bicycles, horses, canyoning or climbing, maintaining the rest with special attention to the midlands, high areas and summits.”
The Cabildo Tenerife reminds the population that these measures affect the area at risk of forest fires, which covers most of the midlands of the Island and the rural parks of Anaga and Teno.
Activities in forest areas will remain suspended. The ban on the cultural and recreational use of fire, including barbecues in risk areas, remains in force; from machinery that can give off sparks; of fireworks; of forest exploitation; hunting and training; of the circulation with vehicles through the network of tracks of tracks enabled for recreational purposes, except for the use of easement for the access of their owners to properties and infrastructures; and the use of the network of affected recreational and camping areas, which are closed, is prohibited.