Tuesday, June 6

The Las Hurdes forest fire forces the evacuation of five towns where 360 ​​people live

The forest fire declared this Monday in the Cáceres region of Las Hurdes has forced the preventive evacuation of nearly 360 residents of five population centers: Cabezo, Ladrillar, Aceitunilla, La Horcajada (the Board first announced Horcajo) and Batuequilla.

They have been transferred to the Montehermoso sports center.

The decision to start the eviction has been made at the request of the technical assessment of the directive command of the Extremadura Forest Fire Fighting Plan (Infoex), according to the 112 of Extremadura.

The Infoex has declared the level 2 of danger in this fire and has requested the support of the Military Emergency Unit to reinforce the extinction work in the face of the complicated evolution of the fire.

In addition to aerial and ground resources from the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Population and Territory, the Forest Fire Reinforcement Brigade (BRIF) of Pinofranqueado (Cáceres), dependent on the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, works in the area. .

Level 2 fires are those in which the intervention of state media not assigned to the Infoex Plan is considered necessary or may lead to national emergency situations.

Regarding the media, there are 100 troops, air and ground media, 4 technicians, 2 agents of the natural environment, in addition to the support of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge with the Kamov, and the Brif.

The complicated orography of the fire, due to its height and difficult access, prevents the participation of land resources in the area of ​​the fire.