An out of control fire ravages the Sierra de Francia, in Salamanca

The Junta de Castilla y Len has decreed level 1

Members of the forestry services try to put out the fire in the Sierra de Francia, in Salamanca.CARLOS GARCAEFE

The forest fire that started around five in the afternoon this Tuesday in the municipal district of Serradilla del Arroyo, on the Sierra of France from the province of Salamanca, is “out of control” and “very active” and has so far calcined more than 30 hectares of wooded mass.

According to the information provided by the Government Delegation on Castilla and LenLand units are working in the field, although “the terrain is not favorable for heavy machinery since the area is heavily wooded and very dense.”

Given the situation that had been created, the Junta de Castilla y Len decreed at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday the level 1 before the fire of Serradilla del Arroyo, southwest of the province of Salamanca, on the border with the province of Ccer.

The fire is affecting, according to information from the Territorial Delegation of the Board on Salamanca, to the mountain area in the Sierra del Guindo, between the terms of Serradilla del Arroyo Y Guadapero.

The Government Delegation on Castilla and Len has stated that the fire is “out of control”, in addition to “very active and with great force, burning wooded mass”, which has caused it to enter the reserve area of ​​the Sierra de Francia Natural Park and move in the direction of Monsagro Y The Mallo, near the peak of The Hastiala.

Given the severity of the fire, they work in the air Ministry of Ecological Transition, like two amphibious aircraft of Torrejn (Madrid) and a coordination plane based on Matacn (Salamanca), in addition to the intervention of Forest Fire Reinforcement Brigades (MAIN) from Pinofranqueado (Ccer).

On the part of the Junta de Castilla y Len Four crews, six fire trucks, two environmental agents, two technicians and two bulldozers are intervening as ground means.


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