Controlled the fire in the Gran Canaria municipality of Tejeda after burning some 480 hectares

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The Cabildo de Gran Canaria already considers controlled, at 7:30 p.m., the forest fire that started in The Farmhouse of Orchards, in the municipality of Tejeda, on July 25. The fire that at 12:40 a.m. this Thursday had been considered stabilized, has now been able to be declared controlled after affecting some 480 hectares, although, the Cabildo qualifies in a statement, that “not all of this area has been burned”, since that “many areas” can be seen in which the fire has had a “very low” intensity, remaining only on the surface with hardly affecting the pine forest.

This has also allowed the opening of the GC-130, which until now was the only road that remained closed, while the residents of La Caldera de los Marteles, Los Bucios and Cuevas Blancas They have also been able to return to their homes. In any case, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria urges prudence of passers-by, since the media continue to act in the area of ​​the fire until its complete liquidation.

Finally, regarding the effect that the fire has had on infrastructures, it is stated that while waiting for the inspection of all areas, there is only evidence of an affected house and that it is located at the intersection of Pico de las Nieves with the GC-130 but they do not rule out that there may be other affected properties within the perimeter.

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, wanted to congratulate all the security and extinction bodies and forces that have worked to put out the fire, pointing out that the fire originated in one of the “highest risk and most dangerous” areas “, with an “enormous” potential. However, he highlighted the “enormous work” carried out by the teams, which he said that “together with the preventive work that is carried out throughout the year and some not very unfavorable weather conditions has allowed that the effect of the fire was much less than what was feared at first”.

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