Two seaplanes fly over Santa Cruz de Tenerife from early in the morning. The residents of the capital have been able to hear a characteristic sound since early today, that of these devices that fight piecework in the Tenerife fire.
The impression left by the seaplanes flying over Santa Cruz is simply spectacular, since they fly very low, so much so that in some photographs they seem to brush against the buildings.
Angel Victor Torres, president of the Canary Islands Government, explained that the area that is most worrying at the moment is the Chanajiga area as it is inaccessible by land, so that today the aerial means are going to concentrate on the Tigaiga slope. Specifically, this Sunday thirteen air assets are operating, including the two seaplanes, and today a reinforcement of 40 troops from the Military Emergency Unit (UME) will arrive.
Ángel Víctor Torres has indicated that during the night there have been winds of between 10-15 km/h, for which he is being the “great ally” to be able to walk towards the control of the fire, and a humidity of 55-60%. However, the temperatures remain high and throughout the day they will cause the humidity to drop, which makes extinguishing tasks difficult.