A hearth within the Pico de las Nieves of Gran Canaria escapes the primary management measures

Nearly 250 individuals have been evacuated The fireplace has a number of sources and has jumped a highway The objective is for it to remain within the space of ​​the summit, the place the vegetation is much less

The fireplace that broke out this Tuesday on the summit of Gran Canaria in Los Llanos de la Pez, within the route of Pico de Las Nieves, “has initially escaped the primary technique of management as a result of fly ash”, as indicated by the technical director of Emergencies of the Cabildo, Federico Grillo.

The fireplace has already jumped the GC-130 freeway and is anticipated to go within the route of Pico de Las Nieves, affecting the hamlets of Cuevas Blancas and Caiderillos and intense work is being executed to strive to not open it, though it has already jumped to the north, Grillo specified.

The fireplace broke out at midday in an space of ​​leafy pine forests and has a number of sources as a result of impact of the embers carried by the wind.

The insular individual in command of Emergencies has recalled that three roads that result in the summit of the island have been closed, with the intention of “shielding” it and stopping the inhabitants from accessing the realm. It is the GC-600, within the part that runs between its kilometer 6 to 14,200, that’s, between Cruz de Los Llanos and Ayacata; the GC-130, between Cruz de Los Llanos and Cazadores; and the GC-15, in La Lechuza.

He has additionally indicated that firefighting means have been mobilized within the Tirajana basin, within the south, in case ash or some rolling materials fell, for the reason that goal is for the fireplace to remain within the summit space.

The city of Cuevas Blancas, within the summit space of ​​Gran Canaria, with 240 inhabitants, has been evicted as a result of development of the fireplace

Forest Fire Intervention and Reinforcement Teams (EIRIF) of the Canary Islands Government, Forest Fire Reinforcement Brigades (BRIF) and helicopters from the Ministry of Ecological Transition are working to extinguish this hearth.

The Civil Guard has additionally evacuated the individuals who have been within the Pico de las Nieves space and firefighters from the San Mateo fireplace station, two Bravo brigades, a Dam and a patrol are working to extinguish the fireplace, which has began within the Cortijo de Huertas.