The Directorate of the Canarian Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Attention due to Forest Fires (INFOCA) has reported that the Tenerife forest fire has the entire consolidated perimeter. However, reactivations continue to occur and many hot spots remain.
The fire is stabilized and there are no active fronts on the affected surface, although there is a lot of smoke in some areas as a result of the reactivations. The most complicated is the one that has occurred in La Hornaca, in Tacoronte, where hard work has been going on in recent days, which has caused the smoke reaches La Esperanza-La Laguna due to the winds.
The extinguishing device is also working in the hot spots that are still in the municipalities of La Matanza, La Victoria, Santa Úrsula and the Valley of La Orotava.
The Technical Department insists on the importance of maintaining prudence during the weekend and reminds that it is not possible to access the mountain or carry out any type of activity in it in the municipalities affected by the flames.
In this sense, it urges to keep the roads clear so that the extinguishing device can act quickly if necessary.
Roads closed and devices deployed
The TF-24, TF-21 and Los Loros highways remain closed and all access to the forest crown, as well as the trails, continue to be closed to prevent the population from taking risks. Access to the emergency area that exceeds 14,000 hectares is also prohibited.
Today, a ground device of 195 troops and 16 air resources are working in the area and throughout the day it will be evaluated to continue the de-escalation of intervening resources depending on the evolution of the fire.
Since the start of the fire until yesterday, the air resources have made 6,591 discharges in different areas using a total of 11,970,900 liters of water.
The air, still unfavorable in 4 municipalities
The air quality continues to be regular to unfavorable in Los Realejos, La Orotava, Arafo and Candelaria due to the presence of particles, so the population is recommended to continue maintaining self-protection measures such as the use of FPP2 mask and closing windows especially.