The president of Council of TenerifePedro Martín, reported today that the North Tenerife fire remains stabilized and it is expected that in the next few hours progress can be made towards the declaration of control. In addition, he added that the roads and access to the forest areas of the island have been reopened, with the exception of the areas close to the fire.
“The situation during the night has been very favorable, with little wind, which helps us a lot, along with the drop in temperatures and, of course, the work of the teams, which continues to allow us to say that the situation is stabilized, although We still cannot say that it is controlled,” he said.
Martín explained that from 6:00 a.m. today, Thursday, July 28, the accesses to the mountain on the island have been opened, allowing activities to be resumed in the forest areas, with the exception of the fire zone and its surroundings, where they remain restriction measures for security reasons and to prevent the control tasks that continue to be carried out from being hindered. Likewise, he recalled that the island roads TF-21 and TF-344 have been opened to traffic, putting an end to the restrictions that had been determined on the island’s circulation routes.
He indicated that “today there are between 30 and 35 land resources of the Forestry Brigades of the Cabildo de Tenerife and 3 helicopters working in the area to continue cooling and monitoring, with special emphasis on the part of concern, in Los Realejos, the slope of Tigaiga ” .
For her part, the Island Councilor for Management of the Natural Environment and Security, Isabel García, indicated that “we have already been able to better quantify the amount of affected area, which adds up to 2,753 hectares and a total of 34 kilometers of perimeter. As for the Teide National Park, the condition has been 226 hectares, of which 213 have been pine forest and 13, broom.
According to the resolution issued by the Cabildo de Tenerife, transit in the area affected by the fire is temporarily prohibited, both off-road or along any path, path or track in the forest area, except for management reasons or due to force elderly. This measure affects the municipalities of Los Realejos, San Juan de la Rambla, La Guancha and, partially, Icod de los Vinos, where it has been determined that from the Cruz del Majano, Icod Firewall and Reventón de Cangas tracks to the East, there are no traffic restrictions.
In addition, in the municipal terms of San Juan de La Rambla and Los Realejos, traffic is closed above the TF-344, from the municipal limit of La Guancha to Pista Lolita. In this area you can only enter for the basic maintenance of the farms and for the care of the animals.
Likewise, the recreational areas and camping areas of El Lagar, Fuente Pedro, Chanajiga and La Tahona are temporarily closed, as well as the Emilio Fernández Muñoz camp and the classroom in Nature and the Barranco de la Arena camp.
These prohibitions will remain in place until further assessment by the Technical Services.