The fire in Tenerife still keeps some 20 people evicted, unable to return to their homes, in the Santa Úrsula area. These evacuations continue in place preventively and, according to the Cabildo, “to facilitate the work of extinction.” The emergency department will evaluate this Wednesday the possibility of their returning to their homes.
Some thirty poles and three kilometers of cables burned by the fire in Tenerife have been replaced
The extinguishing media that continue with the work to consider the forest fire under control are focusing their efforts on the area of La Matanza, Santa Úrsula, La Orotava and Güímar, where there are still hot spots, to quell any possible reactivation and consolidate the perimeter. The figures on the affected surface remain stable with respect to the last days (some 14,700), as well as the perimeter (90 kilometers).
The Tenerife Council, which As of this Monday, he assumes his management after passing to level 1, has deployed this Tuesday, August 29, an operation of 135 people on the ground and four helicopters (two from the Cabildo and two from the State). The ground troops belong to the Forestry Brigades of the Councils of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, the Consortium of Firefighters of Tenerife and the companies Tragsa and Gesplan. During the afternoon, it is expected to incorporate two teams of volunteer firefighters.
During the early morning, there was a new rupture of the Aguamansa Canalcompromising the supply of drinking water from Santa Úrsula to El Rosario, including areas of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna.
In addition, air quality continues to be monitored, which has had high particle values in the upper area of La Orotava last night, shooting up hours later at the beginning of the day.
Municipalities with grade 3 measures
In the municipalities of Güímar, Arafo, Fasnia, Candelaria, El Rosario, Tacoronte, El Sauzal, La Matanza de Acentejo, La Victoria de Acentejo, Santa Úrsula, La Orotava and Los Realejos, grade 3 measures remain activated, which means the prohibition to make fire in recreational areas and to travel along forest tracks and trails.
The prohibition to stay in the mountains and make fire outdoors (bonfires, stoves, barbecues, gas stoves) is also maintained; pyrotechnic displays and the use of machinery and tools that cause sparks. In addition, it will not be possible to circulate with motor vehicles on forest tracks for recreational purposes.
Hunting is prohibited in the municipalities affected by the fire, except in Güímar and Fasnia, where it will be allowed.
On the other hand, the following recreational areas and camping areas will remain closed: Chanajiga (Los Realejos), Hoya del Abade (La Victoria), La Caldera (La Orotava), La Laguneta Chica (Santa Úrsula), Las Calderetas (El Sauzal) , Las Raíces (El Rosario), Lomo La Jara (Tacoronte), Los Frailes (Arafo) and Ramón El Caminero (La Orotava).
Some roads are still closed
The access roads to the Teide National Park via La Esperanza (TF-24) and La Orotava (TF-21) remain closed, as well as the TF-523 (ascent to Los Loros). The accesses to Teide by Vilaflor (TF-21) and Chío (TF-38) are open, but only up to the Cable Car.
As for public transport, the only Titsa line that continues to be suspended is Line 348 Puerto de la Cruz-Orotava-Parque Nacional del Teide. For its part, Lines 345 and 346 Puerto de la Cruz-Orotava-Aguamansa will only reach the Velo, while Line 342 Costa Adeje-Cristianos-Vilaflor-Parque Nacional del Teide will only reach the Cable Car.