Traffic reopened on Teide to the El Portillo area through Chío and Vilaflor

The Cabildo of Tenerife held a meeting this Thursday with those responsible for the General Directorate of Traffic and the Civil Guard to coordinate the actions in the main roads affected by the fire and has decided to move the traffic cut to the El Portillo area in order not to impede restaurant activity.

The Tenerife fire keeps two roads closed while the damage balance reaches 80 million euros

The Tenerife fire keeps two roads closed while the damage balance reaches 80 million euros


The meeting was attended by the president of the island corporation, Rosa Dávila, the councilors Blanca Pérez (Natural Environment), Dámaso Arteaga (Roads) and Eulalia García (Mobility) and the island directors, Iván Martín (Security and Emergencies) and Pedro Millán (Natural Environment), as well as technicians from the aforementioned areas.

During the meeting, an evaluation was carried out on the TF-21 and TF-24, which have been seriously affected by the fire and will continue to be closed to traffic in their access to the Teide National Park to guarantee the safety of people and facilitate the extinction work since the fire is stabilized, but not controlled.

In addition to these roads, TF-523 (Subida Los Loros) also remains closed, the Cabildo reports in a note.

In this way, access to the Teide National Park can only be done through Vilaflor (TF-21) and Chío (TF-38) and to the El Portillo area.

The operation deployed by the Cabildo is made up of 131 people on the ground, to which must be added the coordination and logistics personnel and in the extinction tasks they focus mainly on combating the hot spots of the fire.

The Cabildo remembers that the Territorial Insular Emergency Plan (PEIN) is still activated and therefore, 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 of lighting fires in recreational areas and traveling on forest tracks and trails.

Forbidden to make fire

The prohibition of staying in the mountains and making fires outdoors (bonfires, stoves, barbecues, gas stoves) is also maintained; pyrotechnic displays and the use of machinery and tools that cause sparks. In addition, motor vehicles may not be driven on forest trails for recreational purposes.

Hunting is prohibited in the municipalities affected by the fire, except in Güímar and Fasnia.

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).

The Cabildo has also activated grade 1 measures in the municipalities not affected by the forest fire. Thus, lighting fires in recreational areas (bonfires, stoves, barbecues, gas stoves), pyrotechnic displays and work with machinery and tools that cause sparks remains prohibited.

In this case, hunting activity, forest harvesting and the circulation of motor vehicles are permitted on the network of forest trails for recreational purposes.

Likewise, you can travel on forest tracks and trails and use recreational areas, camping areas and campsites (without using stoves or gas), as well as sporting events and pilgrimages on forest and cross-country tracks and trails.

In any case, the population is requested to take extreme precautions throughout the island territory with any activity that could generate fires (tobacco, use of generators, electrical and pyrotechnic material).

Restrictions on buses

Regarding public transport, the only Titsa line that remains suspended is Line 348 Puerto de la Cruz-Orotava-Teide National Park. For their part, Lines 345 and 346 Puerto de la Cruz-Orotava-Aguamansa will only reach the Velo, while Line 342 Costa Adeje-Cristianos-Vilaflor-Teide National Park will only reach the Cable Car.

In the case of the trails of the Teide National Park, Trail No. 1 La Fortaleza, Trail No. 2 Arenas Negras, Trail No. 8 El Filo, Trail No. 14 Alto de Guamaso, Trail No. 17 Igueque, Trail No. 20 Fasnia Volcano, Trail No. 21 Corral del Niño to La Yegua Blanca, Trail No. 25 Recibo Quemado, Trail No. 29 Degollada del Cedro, Trail No. 34 Montaña Limón, Trail No. 36 Alto de La Fortaleza and Trail No. 37 Cerrillar-Carnicería.

For its part, Trail No. 4 Siete Cañadas is partially closed from the beginning by the El Portillo Visitor Center until its contact with Trail No. 30 Los Valles (Risco de La Papelera), while Trail No. 22 Lomo Hurtado is partially closed. closed from the beginning in contact with trail nº1 La Fortaleza until its contact with trail nº33 Montaña Negra.

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