A brigade member of a fire engine who worked in the extinction of the Losacio forest fire, in Zamora, has died this Sunday, a victim of the rapid advance of the flames in the area.
The victim, a man in his 60s, as published by the newspaper la Opinión de Zamoradied late in the afternoon, in the midst of fighting a fire that had been declared level 2 shortly before, given the danger of fire for some populations.
In fact, the residents of San Martín de Tábara, Sesnández de Tábara and Ferreruela have been evicted from their homes throughout the day, while the train line between Valladolid and Puebla de Sanabria has also been cut, specifically in the section between Carbajales de Alba and Sarracín.
start of the fire
According to the first information, the fire could have originated from a lightning strike in the middle of a storm that has been registered this afternoon in the area. The Board places the start of the flames at 6:00 p.m.
According to that same part of the Junta de Castilla y León at seven in the afternoon, the province of Zamora maintains four fires active at the moment, after a Sunday in which three new fires have been declared.
In addition, it must be remembered that just a month ago the serious fire in the Sierra de la Culebra took place, which burned some 30,000 hectares of land, in some cases, of great environmental value.
Pedro Sánchez transfers his “regret and affection”
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has shown his “condolences and affection” towards the family of the brigade member who died when he participated in the work of extinguishing the Losacio fire.
“All my sorrow and affection for the family and colleagues of the brigade member who died tonight working to extinguish the fire in Ferreruela de Tábara. There are never words to thank the immense work of those who fight in front of the fire without rest. Rest in peace”, he has pointed out.
Official mourning in Castilla y León
The President of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, through his Twitter account, has confirmed the identity of the deceased, Daniel Muñoz Varas, at the same time that he has declared official mourning in the Community