The reactivation of the forest fire Tenerife in the upper area of the municipalities of Santa Úrsula and La Orotava It has gone to level 2, as a consequence of its unfavorable evolution, as reported by Emergencies 112 Canarias. The fire affects about 30 hectares of land and already has about 3,200 residents evacuated, about 3,000 belonging to the La Corujera neighborhood, in Santa Úrsula, and another 200 from Pino Alto, in La Orotava.
He Government of the Canary Islands has assumed the direction of the extinction efforts, at the request of the Tenerife Councilwhich requested the activation of the Military Emergency Unit around midnight this Wednesday.
Just over a hundred people have spent the night in the municipal fighting ground and the La Orotava City Council has also set up the Quiquirá pavilion for residents who need accommodation.
After a difficult night that forced the fire to be raised to level 2 due to the force of the wind and high temperatures, early in the morning the weather situation “is more favorable,” they point out from the Santa Úrsula City Council, with the spotlights of La Corujera and Pino Alto stabilized. The La Orotava City Council has announced the postponement of the Pinolere crafts fair, which was to be held this weekend.
The Territorial Policy advisor and person in charge of Emergencies, Manuel Miranda, has warned in a press conference that “the fire situation can be reactivated at any time,” according to local newspaper Diario de Avisos. “We are in a situation of tense calm; it will take us several days. The temperatures are high with changing winds and today it seems that the weather is not going to be as aggressive as yesterday,” he says.