Wednesday, August 17

The fire over Ourense: a fire in O Ribeiro already affects 50 hectares and two in Melón devastate another 55


The fire registered in the Ribadavia City Council, which began at 10:11 p.m. on Monday and remains active, has already destroyed around 50 hectares, according to provisional measurements reported by the Ministry of Rural Affairs. In controlling this fire, a technician, 12 agents, 32 brigades, 21 motorized pumps, 3 shovels, a technical support unit, six helicopters and five planes have worked.

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This fire forced the N-120 Vigo-Logroño to be cut, as it passed through the town of Ourense, although traffic was reopened around 2:30 p.m.

Active Fire in Melon

Another forest fire that was registered at 10:30 p.m. on Monday night remains active in the Ourense municipality of Melón, in the parish of Quins. Rural Environment maintains that the provisional area affected is about 20 hectares; and five agents, 10 brigades, 9 motorized pumps and a helicopter have participated in its control.

In addition, a second fire has been registered in the same place, which originated at 10:38 p.m. on Tuesday night and remains active at this time. According to the latest estimates, it affects a provisional area of ​​about 35 hectares. In its control, 9 agents, 14 brigades, 11 motorized pumps, 2 shovels, 5 helicopters and three planes participate.

In Palas de Rey

The one that remains under control is the fire that started at 9:06 p.m. this Tuesday in Palas de Rei (Lugo), in the parish of Cuíña. It was brought under control at 2:21 p.m. this morning. This fire, Rural Environment maintains, started in three sources, which indicates that it was intentional. The latest measurements maintain the affected area at 22 hectares; and a technician, five agents, 13 brigades, 9 motorized pumps, 1 tanker tractor, two shovels and a helicopter participate in its control.



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