He Tenerife forest firewhich began on August 15 and last night was considered stabilized after 9 days of intense work and 12 affected municipalities, it has left a devastating mark.
According to the European satellite system copernicusthe burnt area is estimated at 10,957 hectares, representing an increase of 1,380 compared to estimates made three days ago. This data makes the fire the worst fire in the Canary Islands in the last four decades.
➡️10,957 hectares burned
➡️The Tenerife local authorities have initiated the process of declaring a disaster area
— Copernicus EU (@CopernicusEU) August 25, 2023
The head of the Civil Protection service, Montserrat Román, has reported that the area affected by the flames amounts to 14,624 hectares, “although this data could be revised downwards.”
In the same way, the President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, has recalled that in the coming days there may be reactivations of the fire due to the high temperatures.