The forest fire declared in the town of Las Mestas, municipality of Ladrillar, region of Las Hurdes, has entered the province of Salamanca, and La Alberca is the closest population center to it, the government of that neighboring community has reported, which in turn fights against fires in nearby Cepeda, and in the farthest Candelario.
And it is that Las Mestas, a district of the municipality of Ladrillar, which was where the fire started, is adjacent to the natural park of Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia in Salamanca.
Media from Extremadura and Castilla y León are working on the flames in Ladrillar-Salamanca, as well as from the central government with its mobile brigades (BRIF) such as Pinofranqueado, but media from the military emergency unit (UME) are also on their way. based in Torrejón de Ardoz, so automatically, when the Junta Extremadura asks for help from Defense-UME, the level of the fire goes to phase two.
— UME (@UMEgob) July 11, 2022
Residents of Ladrillar, Cabezo, Aceitunilla, Batuequilla and La Horcajada have already been evacuated preventively; In the image you can see the struggle of a helicopter to defend the nucleus of Cabezo:
How painful. My soul breaks when I see how my land, Las Hurdes, a true natural paradise, burns. A lot of strength for all the troops who are working on the ground. I hope they can control it soon#IFBrick #IFLasMestas pic.twitter.com/oeNOAwghWq
– Veronica Iglesias (@Veronicaigles82) July 11, 2022
— 𝓔𝓼𝓽𝓪𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓵𝓪𝓸 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓲𝓷 💚🤍🖤 (@Estanislaomm) July 11, 2022