SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, September 2 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo of Tenerife will allow, starting at 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, September 2, the carrying out of activities in the municipalities not affected by the forest fire, as reported by the Island Corporation.
Until now, grade 1 measures were being applied in these territories and as of today, the regime of ordinary uses of the mountains and protected natural spaces provided for in the laws and regulations will govern (specifically, those that regulate preventive measures against forest fires). and in the plans and regulations of protected natural spaces.
Furthermore, whenever the pre-alert situation due to the risk of forest fires is declared, the burning of agricultural or forestry plant remains will be prohibited.
The Cabildo reminds that the Territorial Insular Emergency Plan (PEIN) is still activated and that the forest fire is not controlled and asks the population to take extreme precautions throughout the island territory with any activity that could generate fires (tobacco, use of groups generators, electrical and pyrotechnic material).
PROHIBITIONS ARE MAINTAINED IN THE AFFECTED MUNICIPALITIES
For their part, in the municipalities affected by the fire (Güímar, Arafo, Fasnia, Candelaria, El Rosario, Tacoronte, El Sauzal, La Matanza de Acentejo, La Victoria de Acentejo, Santa Úrsula, La Orotava and Los Realejos) they remain activated grade 3 measures, which means the prohibition of lighting fires in recreational areas and traveling on forest tracks and trails.
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 activity is prohibited in these municipalities, except in Güímar and Fasnia, where it is allowed.
AN OPERATION OF 114 PEOPLE
The operation deployed by the Cabildo is made up of 114 people on the ground, to which must be added the intervention of four helicopters -two from the Cabildo and two from the Government of Spain-, as well as the personnel who work on coordination and logistics.
The work will focus on putting out the reproductions that are occurring within the perimeter of the fire, especially in the northern area.
For its part, the accesses to the Teide National Park via TF-24 (La Esperanza) and TF-21 (La Orotava) remain closed to traffic to guarantee the safety of people and facilitate extinction work. In addition, the TF-523 (Subida Los Loros) remains closed.
Access to the Teide National Park can be done through Vilaflor (TF-21) and Chío (TF-38) and it has been decided to modify the section of the Cable Car, moving it to Portillo Alto, so that people can access the restaurants located in the area.
The only Titsa line that remains suspended is Line 348 Puerto de la Cruz-Orotava-Teide National Park. 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.
As for the trails, the following trails in the Teide National Park are completely closed: 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 Burnt Receipt, Trail No. 29 Degollada del Cedro, Trail No. 34 Montaña Limón, Trail No. 36 Alto de La Fortaleza and Trail No. 37 Cerrillar -Butcher shop.
For its part, Trail No. 4 Siete Cañadas is partially closed: from the beginning at the El Portillo Visitor Center to its contact with Trail No. 30 Los Valles (Risco de La Papelera), while Trail No. 22 Lomo Hurtado is partially closed from the beginning in contact with path nº1 La Fortaleza until its contact with path nº33 Montaña Negra).