20,000 hectares in Zamora and fires in other Autonomous Communities



The heat wave is letting its last effects be felt, but the situation of the fires and fires is still worrying, especially that of the Sierra de la Culebra (Zamora), although the firefighting services are also working on Catalonia, Aragon or Extremadura.

In the Sierra de la Culebra reserve, where the fire has burned about 20,000 hectares, The residents of seven of the 14 towns evicted these days have already been able to return to their homes. The troops continue to fight against the flames also in areas of Catalonia and Aragon, although the one declared yesterday Caudiel (Castellon) it has been “practically stabilized”.

This morning they worked on those fires, among other means, 919 military and 308 medium of the Military Emergency Unit (UME), reported the Ministry of Defense.

In Cáceres a forest fire has been declared in the last hours in the municipality of Hervas and its evolution was unfavorable, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Extremadura. The flames affect an area of ​​oak groves that is difficult to access and has a high ecological value.

In Zamora, although the fire was less virulent and during the night the height of the flames was reduced, the direct attack continued in the different foci of the Sierra de la Culebra reserve, a fire that is expected to continue active for the next twelve hoursthe Ministry had indicated.

The fire has already charred nearly 20,000 hectares, mostly forest area covered with pine trees, scrubland and scrub, the Ministry of the Environment of the Junta de Castilla y León has reported. Neighbors who have been able to return to their homes They are those who live in the population centers located further south of the area affected by the fire.

The night of fighting the fire was hard and intense work, with the incorporation of aerial means of extinction first thing in the morning and, although the fire was still active, had less virulence. The forest fire, which experienced a black day yesterday, has been the result of a combination of circumstances, beginning with a dry storm with strong electrical equipment and hardly any rainfall, coupled with 40 degree temperatures, low humidity and winds.

In Catalonia, where the forest fire in the Lleida municipality of Artesa de Segre, unleashed last Wednesday, has so far burned 2,146 hectaresthe day was expected to be complicated at a meteorological level, with high temperatures and a southerly wind entering,

Two fires are active in the province of Lleida, that of Lladrus, one of the most worrying due to its potential, which had stabilized this morning, after burning 50 hectares and it has been prevented from advancing towards a forest mass of 50,000 hectares

The Fire Department of the Generalitat reported that efforts were being redoubled in Artesa del Segre (Lleida), where it was feared that the south wind could revive the flames mid-morning, which since last Wednesday has burned some 1,700 hectares. The works are focused on the northeast area of ​​​​the fire and the behavior of the fire on the northwest flank, which has been worked on throughout the night, with the most favorable weather conditions, is pending.

Also in Aragon the worst weather conditions forecast for this afternoon were worrying. So far, the head and right flank of the Nonaspe fire (Zaragoza) were the areas that focused the attention of the operation that works on its extinction, although the situation was “good” after the night work.

In the fire, which started in a fruit plot, More than 200 people have worked so far, between members of the Aragonese Government and the UME, together with some 14 aerial means. The Generalitat Valenciana has considered “practically stabilized” the fire declared yesterday in Caudiel (Castellón), after burning some 100 hectares.

The origin of the fire is under judicial investigation, but the president of the Generalitar, Ximo Puig, who has visited the area, has advanced that the regional administration will ask Renfe and Adif to “make the corresponding decisions” if the sparks caused by the braking of a train were the origin.

In Navarra, Firefighters checkpoints remain vigilant against the danger of outbreaks in the Leire and Tafalla fires, which are technically considered extinguished, since high temperatures pose a risk.

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