New hot spots of the Tenerife fire prevent the return home of some 40 neighbors


The activation of new hot spots in the fire in the north of Tenerife makes it inadvisable for some 40 residents of the Camino del Madroño in Los Realejos to return to their homes, the 112 Emergency Service reported on Tuesday.


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In statements to the media, the president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín, explained that these hot spots, which were practically not perceived, have been reactivated throughout the day on Tuesday and therefore the technical team of extinguishing the fire have considered that it is not advisable for the residents of the Madroño to return home.

These neighbors wanted to return to their homes, especially after the return of other families evacuated to the streets of Los Realejos and La Orotava was authorized this Monday, but this complication, together with the increase in temperatures, discourages doing so, Pedro Martín reiterated. .

In any case, the situation will be analyzed again first thing on Wednesday to assess whether tonight’s conditions are favourable, but for now caution must be maintained, he stressed.

Pedro Martín has also added that now the areas that cause the most concern are Tigaiga and Chanajiga, which are very complicated and in which the aerial means have to act “surgical, very carefully”, since large discharges of water cannot be made. . This is due to the fact that such a powerful blow of air could be produced that incandescent elements, such as pieces of wood or stones, can be dispersed, and in this way spread the fire further, so the work is carried out with helicopters.

However, Pedro Martín added, the area of ​​the Teide National Park that was of “great” concern throughout this morning has been contained, the seaplanes and helicopters are working “very well” and it seems that the evolution of the works is favorable.

The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife has also stressed that it will be necessary to remain vigilant in these next few hours, which are the ones that will register the highest temperatures, given the possibility of detecting small attempts “that will have to be contained” until the arrival tomorrow of a moisture front that will cover the area of ​​the fire.



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