SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 12 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Emergency Department of the Government of the Canary Islands reports this Thursday that the favorable evolution of meteorological conditions in terms of the absence of wind and the maintenance of temperatures has allowed the extinguishing teams to advance in the work of consolidating the area of Las Calderetas, in El Sauzal.
Early on, the operation concentrated its efforts on the hot spots in the Mamio area and has continued working in the sectors where reactivations have been taking place since last October 9, in El Sauzal, Santa Úrsula and La Orotava.
The extinguishing tasks of the device, made up of 86 ground troops from the BRIFOR of the Cabildo of Tenerife, BRIF La Palma, EIRIF of the Government of the Canary Islands, UME and Firefighters of the Consortium, as well as agents of the General Corps of the Canarian Police, have been supported this Thursday by the helicopters that have carried out water discharges in the three sectors of the northern part of the island.
During the afternoon the extinction tasks, both by the ground and air teams, have focused on attacking the reactivations that have occurred continuously in the Ravelo area and, to a lesser extent in Santa Úrsula, given that it is a sector with very dry fuel.
Tonight a device made up of 52 members of the BRIFOR of the Cabildo, the UME and Firefighters of the Tenerife Consortium will work on the ground with the support of the security forces of the General Corps of the Canary Islands Police.
In recent days, aerial resources have carried out more than 1,800 discharges with nearly 2,300,000 liters of water.
Although the weather gave the firefighting teams a little respite this Thursday and the general wind forecast is weak at less than 20 km/h and the breezes will dominate, the plan’s management insists on not letting down its guard, as High temperatures are expected until Saturday, in the extreme northeast, which may mainly affect the high area of El Sauzal and relative humidity levels do not recover until Sunday at more than 400 meters of altitude.
Likewise, it is recalled that the Canary Islands are on pre-alert due to haze and high temperatures, and the western islands and Gran Canaria are on maximum alert due to the risk of forest fire.