Wednesday, July 6

Declared a forest fire near the historic Sacromonte and Albaicín neighborhoods of Granada

The device for the prevention and extinction of forest fires in Andalusia (Infoca Plan) works this Sunday afternoon to quell a forest fire declared in the Cerro de San Miguel, in Granada capital. The fire is still active and they point out that, “with complete certainty”, it will continue this morning and on Monday. At the moment, and despite being close to the historic Sacromonte and Albaicín neighborhoods in Granada, no eviction has been activated in the area.

As reported by sources from the device to Europa Press, the notice was registered at 4:45 p.m. this Sunday and six aerial means and a hundred ground troops are working in the area. Specifically, there are four heavy helicopters deployed -two Super Puma and two Kamov-, a medium-heavy helicopter and a coordination plane. By land, a hundred forest firefighters, three fire trucks, four Bricas, two operations technicians, an environmental agent and a medical unit (UMIF) work.

Infoca sources have specified that the area has an orography that makes the work of the troops difficult, to which is added wind at height. At the moment, and despite being close to the historic Sacromonte and Albaicín neighborhoods in Granada, no eviction has been activated in the area.

The National Police has arrested a couple of hikers who were having a barbecue in the Cerro de San Miguel, in Granada capital, as the alleged cause of the forest fire that has been declared this Sunday in the area. As sources from the police force have confirmed to Europa Press, the two hikers, a young girl and a young boy, were presumably having a barbecue nearby and everything indicates that they would be the cause of the fire. Both have been arrested and are in the premises of the Granada National Police.



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