Starting at 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, the Cabildo of Tenerife will allow activities to be carried out in the mountains and protected spaces of the municipalities not affected by the forest fire.
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, according to the island institution.
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 with any activity that could generate fires (tobacco, use of generators , electrical and pyrotechnic material).
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.
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.
Regarding roads, the Cabildo reports that the accesses to the Teide National Park via TF-24 (La Esperanza) and TF-21 (La Orotava) continue to be closed to traffic to guarantee the safety of people and facilitate the work. of extinction.
In addition, the TF-523 (Subida Los Loros) remains closed and 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 cable car cut, 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-Parque Nacional del Teide and, for its part, lines 345 and 346 Puerto de la Cruz-Orotava-Aguamansa will only reach El Velo, while Line 342 Costa Adeje-Cristianos-Vilaflor-Teide National Park will only reach the Cable Car.
The Cabildo also reports that several trails in the Teide National Park are closed.