The Generalitat’s Civil Protection has deactivated the Special Plan for Forest Fires in Catalonia (INFOCAT), activated last Monday 12 July. Citizens are asked to exercise caution in activities to avoid the risk of forest fires and to keep in mind the preventive tips to reduce the risk of fire that can be found in interior.gencat.cat/incendisforestals.
According to the Generalitat Fire Brigade, the fire in Martorell and Castellví de Rosanes, which started on Tuesday at 4.12pm, has stabilized since yesterday at 9.40pm. During the morning they have been working with 84 ground crews. Firefighters continue to work inside the entire perimeter of the fire with about thirty ground crews and two air means, the number of crews will remain stable throughout the afternoon as it is the most risky time slot of the day. Today the tasks have been to review and ensure that no hot spots remain. The fire continues to stabilize and firefighters continue to work to control it.
The Corps of Rural Agents reports that the fire would have burned an area of 195.7 hectares of vegetation (138.62 in Martorell and 58.08 in Castellví de Rosanes) hectares.
A total of 52 people had to be evacuated during the incident, mainly residents of Castellví de Rosanes housing estates who spent the night in different hotels in Sant Andreu de la Barca and Sant Esteve Sesrovires and were able to come home last night. The grandparents of the Vistalegre Residence in the Rosanes district of Martorell also had to be evacuated, who spent Tuesday night at the Rainbow Housing Complex and were able to return to the residence the next day. in the afternoon.
As for the power outages, for a few hours three high voltage lines of Red Eléctrica in the area were deactivated. Once the good condition was checked and confirmed, the three lines were reconnected on the same day.
On the road network, the most notable impact was the cut of the AP-7 in a southerly direction at El Papiol, and at the height of Martorell in a northerly direction, for a few hours on Tuesday 13 July.
Civil Protection of the Generalitat, through the Center for Operational Coordination of Catalonia (CECAT) and territorial operations technicians displaced at the scene of the fire, has remained in constant contact with the various municipalities in order to support to the tasks required by this fire.
The Mossos d’Esquadra managed the evacuation of the people affected and the roadblocks required. And the Medical Emergency System (SEM) has remained preventive in the operation of the fire and has confirmed that no people have been injured. In the fire, different forest defense groups have also been supporting the extinction. Civil Protection has mobilized to carry out preventive rounds.
Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.
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