Wednesday, August 4

Firefighters stabilize the fire that has burned 400 hectares of the Cap de Creus natural park

Firefighters have stabilized this Sunday morning the forest fire in Llançà (Girona), which has burned some 415 hectares, most of them in the Cap de Creus Natural Park. A total of 55 ground crews continue to work on the ground to permanently extinguish the fire.

To achieve stabilization, 12 kilometers of water lines have been necessary. Fire, the most important so far this year in Catalonia, has been greatly affected by the tramontana and the complicated orography, which is complicating its final extinction, since there are areas that can only be accessed by air.

Most of the burned area corresponds to shrubs and in two or three years it will be recovered, as explained in RAC-1 by the director of the Cap de Creus natural park, Ponç Feliu. “The vegetation and fauna of the park are already used to periodic accidents. The bushes will regenerate in a few years and from the park we will increase the mosaic areas, which serve to fight fires, and promote biodiversity,” he asserted.

For his part, the general director of firefighting of the Generalitat, Joan Delort, has asked the population to avoid moving to the area even though the fire is stabilized and has charged against the state Civil Protection system because, as he has denounced, He vetoed the Government’s request for French media to come to fight the fire. “They said no,” he lamented.

The control of the fire has led the authorities to allow, from 00:00 hours tonight, that most of the people evicted this Saturday can return to their homes, among them the residents in five urbanizations and the 120 clients from the Port de la Vall campsite. The road that connects Llançà and Port de la Selva has also been opened to circulation. On the contrary, the residents of the Vall de Santa Creu, the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodas, the urbanization of Mas Ferrer and La Selva de Mar have remained confined.

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