The operational management of the Sierra Bermeja fire extinguishing device, in the southwest of the province of Malaga, has ordered the preventive eviction of the Malaga municipalities of Jubrique and Genalguacil, of just over half a thousand residents each.
According to has reported Emergencies 112 Andalusia.
The evacuation is taking place “in an early and orderly manner and with the maximum security measures”, with buses and three adapted vehicles with a dozen places for people with reduced mobility.
The fire has already calcined 6,000 hectares and keeps a thousand people evicted, as reported this Saturday by the counselor of the Presidency of the Board, Elías Bendodo.
At least a thousand evicted
Between the two towns there are at least a thousand people who remain evicted by the fire. The approximately one thousand residents of these towns were confined mid-afternoon on Friday due to the risk posed by pyrocumulus, clouds of smoke with fire particles from the complicated Sierra Bermeja forest fire, although at 9:00 p.m. this situation has been deactivated by the extinction operation.
These pyrocumulus, a phenomenon typical of eruptions of volcanoes and large fires, are pockets of smoke in the atmosphere that can contain an electrical device, cause a rain and generate a small explosion until they become a chimney of what is on the ground and spread it, as they have explained to Efe from the Andalusian Plan against fires Infoca.
Following the request made by the Junta de Andalucía, the Government has activated the Military Emergency Unit to intervene in the forest fire.