Tenerife fire goes to Level 2 alert, due to reactivation in La Corujera area

Published on October 05, 2023
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Tenerife fire had to be raised to level 2 alert, due to the reactivation of the fire in La Corujera area, so the Government of the Canary Islands will not take charge of the management of the situation.

This was announced by Rosa Dávila, president of the Tenerife Cabildo, who also announced that the Civil Guard has been “requested to evacuate the people still in the evacuation zone.”

Given the unfavorable evolution of the reactivation of the forest fire in Santa Úrsula and La Orotava, at 11:45 p.m. on October 4, the fire was raised to level 2 severity at the request of the Cabildo de Tenerife, with the management of the emergency being assumed by the Government of the Canary Islands, in the application of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Response to Forest Fires in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands (INFOCA) and the Military Emergency Unit (UME) has been activated.

The area affected includes territory in the municipalities of Santa Úrsula and La Orotava.

As a preventive measure, the residents in La Corujera and Pino Alto have been evicted. There are 2,400 people evacuated from Santa Úrsula (nuclei of La Corujera and Pino Alto) and 200 from La Orotava (nucleus of Pino Alto).

As the Tenerife fire is raised to level 2, members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) will be deployed on the ground.

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