The fire in Puntagorda (La Palma) affects 140 hectares, burns 11 homes and forces the eviction of 500 residents

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The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, has informed that the forest fire that originated last morning has affected for the moment about 140 hectares of land in which 11 homes have been burned and some 500 residents evicted.

In statements to the media, he pointed out that, with respect to the people who have had to move from their homes as a precaution, even a thousand evicted could be reached in the next few hours.

“If the weather is with us, it seems that initially throughout today, with the means that are being put on the ground, we could try to control it but the wind is very changeable, strong gusts are expected and you have to be very prudence,” he said.

For its part, the start of the fire was located in the vicinity of the LP-1 highway, at kilometer point 76. The 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands received the first alert calls at 01:05.

This was stated this Saturday during a press conference to inform about the actions of the operation who works on the fire that started around 1:00 a.m. this Saturday and that went to level 2 at 6:12 p.m.

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