SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Aug. 30 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, visits this Thursday the Izaña Observatory, the areas affected by the Tenerife forest fire and the military units of the Los Rodeos base in order to thank them for their work on the ground.
The fire is now stabilized and under control after burning almost 15,000 hectares in a perimeter of 90 kilometers across 12 municipalities, but the reactivation of some ‘hot spots’ in the northern strip and about twenty residents of Santa Úrsula are still evicted from their homes as a precaution.
The access to the Teide National Park is closed through La Orotava and La Esperanza – you can go up through the southern area to the cable car – and the Los Loros climb, in Arafo, is also closed to traffic.
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 also prohibited in the municipalities affected by the fire, except in Güímar and Fasnia, where it will be allowed.