"Out of control" Y "very active" a forest fire in Salamanca that affects the Las Batuecas Natural Park

A forest fire that started around five in the afternoon this Tuesday in the municipality of Serradilla del Arroyo, in the Sierra de Francia in the province of Salamanca, he was this Tuesday night “out of control “and” very active “, after having calcined more than 30 hectares of wooded area.

According to the information provided by the Government Delegation in Castilla y León, at the end of Tuesday, land units were working in the area, although “the terrain is not favorable for heavy machinery since the area is heavily wooded and very dense. “

The situation led the Junta de Castilla y León to decree, at around 6 p.m., the alert level 1, before the evolution of the fire in Serradilla del Arroyo, a municipality located southwest of the province of Salamanca, on the border with the province of Cáceres.

Members of the forest services fight the fire in Serradilla del Arroyo.

The fire was affecting, according to the Territorial Delegation of the Junta in Salamanca, mountain area in the Sierra del Guindo, between the terms of Serradilla del Arroyo and Guadapero.

The Government Delegation in Castilla y León explained that the fire was “out of control”, in addition to “very active and with great force, burning wooded mass”, which caused it to enter in the reserve area of ​​the Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Natural Park, advancing towards Monsagro and El Maíllo, near the peak of La Hastiala.

Given the severity of the fire, they worked aerial means of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, as two amphibious aircraft of Torrejón (Madrid) and a coordination plane based in Matacán (Salamanca), in addition to the intervention of the Brigades of Reinforcement in Forest Fires (BRIF) of Pinofranqueado (Cáceres).

On the part of the Junta de Castilla y León they were intervening as terrestrial means four gangs, six fire trucks, two environmental agents, two technicians and two bulldozers.


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