Neighbors watch the fire of the Ver fire

A fire with several sources threatens a housing area in Verín


The fire affects the Augas de Sousas site and forces the accesses to be cut

Neighbors watch the fire from the Vern fire.brais lorenzoEFE
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A Forest fire which started at 2:52 p.m. see (Ourense) and that it is advancing without control has forced the alert to be activated due to proximity to homes.

Specifically, the Ministry of Rural Environment has requested ‘situation 2’ as a preventive measure given the proximity to the O Polvorn town.

Rural Environment has confirmed that this fire started in three Spotlights, so “everything points to a clear intention” and, according to initial estimates, the area affected is just over two hectares.

In the profile of the official ‘Twitter’ account in which the Xunta reports on the fires, it has just reaffirmed that there are “three sources of fire next to the houses in Vern”, with “40C temperature and wind changes”. “A totally intentional fire, seeking to do the greatest possible damage to people and property,” he notes and encourages reporting if any case is known.

So far, a technician, three agents, nine brigades, four motorized pumps, four planes and six helicopters have been mobilized for its control.

Concerned neighbors collaborate with the extinction

The mayor of Vern, Gerardo Seoane, has ratified the declaration of ‘Situation 2’, although for the moment you are not aware of any evictions. Yes, a column of smoke has been produced that can be seen from different points in the urban center of the town.

Neighbors concerned about the situation have taken to the streets and some cooperate with the extinguishing media to try to stop the advance of the flames. One of the central points is San Antón de Bedes area.

The councilman has pointed out that the fire is advancing north and another of the affected points is that of cabreiro. In addition, access to Augas de Sousas has been cut off and the factory premises have been affected by fire.

Maceda fire

The start of the Vern fire with various sources is reminiscent of the one that started last day in Macedaalso in Ourense, and the technicians also take their intention for granted after a first analysis.

This fire, which has affected 150 hectares, according to provisional measurements, it started in the parish of Castro de Escuadra, although it is already perimeter and the fire is progressing favourably, in principle and except for wind changes, towards its stabilization.


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