The Tenerife fire has already burned 13,383 hectares, but work is being done to extinguish it with “better expectations”


The direction of the extinction operation fire of Tenerife has reported that the day dawns with “optimism” and “better expectations” in the work of extinction of a fire that has already burned more than 13,300 hectares in a perimeter of 90 kilometers.


Pedro Sánchez will visit this Monday the area affected by the fire in Tenerife

Pedro Sánchez will visit this Monday the area affected by the fire in Tenerife

Further

Part of the north cornice has been cooling and maintaining. All homes have a security perimeter without problems or complications. The focus located in the municipality of La Esperanza has been cooling down, so it is planned to relocate a part of the municipality of Rosario and La Esperanza. The number of people relocated is 969 since Arico and Fasnia did not have to be evacuated in the end.

In the fight against the flames, twenty aerial means plus two coordination and 610 troops on the ground will work this Monday and the president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, has affirmed that the people evacuated in La Esperanza (El Rosario) and those that remained pending in Arafo.

The director of Emergencies of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Federico Grillo, has stressed that “with some caution” the fire can probably be considered stabilized shortly and everything will depend on the evolution throughout this day that, in principle, it is not bad”.


For Rosa Dávila, president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the most important thing is to defend people and their homes, and she recommends the use of FFP2 masks to the population of northern Tenerife, especially those who are vulnerable and have respiratory ailments. Ella Dávila reminds the population of the importance of being informed through official information channels. “Relocation decisions are made from the leadership of this operation and through its official channels,” she clarified.

President’s visit

The acting president of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has traveled to Tenerife to learn about the areas affected by the fire and has announced on Monday that the Council of Ministers will declare the affected parties as a “catastrophic area” or “seriously affected area”.

The next few hours will be crucial to control the fire. “I hope the weather is with us” said the president, who has insisted on remembering the good coordination between the Government of the Canary Islands, councils and town halls in the extinction work.

Sánchez recalled that it was in La Palma where an important conference of regional presidents and presidents was held where the civil protection response was modernized.

Likewise, he has insisted that the Government of Spain from the beginning has been “total and absolute” and has stressed that this “presence” will continue after extinction.

Air quality

From the Emergency and Security Coordination Center (CECOES), they warn of poor air quality in the areas affected by the fire or close to it.


The municipalities of Los Realejos, La Orotava and Arafo are of particular concern. On the northern slope, the municipalities of Los Realejos, El Sauzal, La Matanza de Acentejo, La Victoria de Acentejo, Santa Úrsula, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Los Realejos, Buenavista del Norte, Los Silos, Garachico, Icod de los Vinos , La Guancha, San Juan de la Rambla. On the southern slope in the municipalities of Arafo, Candelaria, Güímar, Fasnia and Arico

The smoke from forest fires is made up of a mixture of gases and small particles that are emitted by the combustion of vegetation and other materials, which is why the authorities recommend that the population use FFP2 masks.



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