Saturday, September 25

They manage to stabilize the perimeter of the Navalacruz fire and the flames stop advancing

The Junta de Castilla y León has reported this Wednesday that the perimeter of the fire that has devastated Navalacruz (Ávila) and nearby municipalities since Saturday, is already stabilized, without active points since Tuesday afternoon. At this time the extinguishing services are pending “possible reproductions in the interior”.

The Minister of Development and Environment, Juan Carlos Suárez Quiñones, recalled that level 2 of danger is maintained, on a scale of 3, and that at this time there is no danger to the population. Suárez-Quiñones has insisted on the figure of “at least” 12,000 hectares burned and has played down the calculation made by the Copernicus satellite surveillance system, almost 23,000 hectares, and whose activation was requested by the regional executive itself. According to the advisor, the Copernicus may not discount fireless “islands” within the perimeter. Despite everything, he has insisted that it is the most serious fire since 1984 in Castilla y León, and one of the most important in Spain in recent years.

Sources from the Ministry have specified that the fire is still active, with a high risk of reproduction, and that what has stopped is the advance of the flames in the perimeter, 130 kilometers.