Sunday, August 7

Extremadura concentrates most of the media in Monfragüe after a “calmer” day in Las Hurdes

The Extremadura Fire Fighting Plan (Infoex) continues to work intensely to quell the serious fires that the community is suffering, with special emphasis on the fire that is suffering in the area of ​​Casas de Miravete and Las Hurdes. Both remain active and at level 2 of danger.

The fire with the most means during the day is the one that affects the area of ​​Casas de Miravete, in the surroundings of the Monfragüe National Park, in which the strong gusts of wind and the suffocating heat are notably complicating the extinction operation, consisting of for more than 250 people. 17 ground units, 15 air vehicles and five heavy machinery work to carry the weight of extinguishing the fire. To extinguish this fire, another 40 people from the Andalusian battalion have joined and a firebreak is currently being built near the NV.

In the area of ​​Las Hurdes the day has passed relatively calmly, although the real danger is in the area of ​​Salamanca. The Extremaduran extinction team has dedicated itself to quelling reproductions and continuing to clean the border area with Castilla y León.

The work in this region has focused on the Las Mestas area to avoid jumping into the Las Batuecas Valley, according to the general director of Forestry Policy of the Junta de Extremadura, Pedro Muñoz, who has reported a regrowth in the area. of Olive which has been stopped in time, so that the rest of the burned area of ​​Valle de Ladrillar has been without incident, as well as Casares de Hurdes.

About 80 people, 6 helicopters and two seaplanes work in Las Hurdes, and the area “is very hot”, Muñoz stressed, although at the moment there are no risks to the population and no other evacuations are planned. The residents of the six population centers that have had to abandon their homes will not be able to return this weekend, for which the director general of Forest Policy has asked for patience.

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