Hundreds of firemen and the UME work to control the fires of Albacete and Santa Coloma de Queralt

The Emergency Military Unit (IME) has been activated to join the extinguishing tasks of the Forest Fire declared on the afternoon of this Saturday in Liétor (Al

Hundreds of firemen and the UME work to control the fires of Albacete and Santa Coloma de Queralt

The Emergency Military Unit (IME) has been activated to join the extinguishing tasks of the Forest Fire declared on the afternoon of this Saturday in Liétor (Albacete), which has already been extended to the municipality of Hellín and affects above all to the Issso, about 2,000 neighbors and where it has been recommended to close the windows to prevent smoke in the houses.

Until the advanced command position located on the ISSO football field, different authorities have been displaced to follow the evolution of the fire, occurred in the midst of extreme heat and wind conditions.

At the request of the Regional Government, the Delegate of the Government of Spain in Castilla-La Mancha, Francisco Tierrase, has requested at 9:00 pm tonight the intervention of EMUME of the UME, to continue working, together with the members of the Different bodies of intervention and security that from the beginning of the fire are occupied by extinction.

All members of the Hellín Civil Guard and Almansa have been displaced to work in the affected area, where the level of emergency 2 has been declared by the possibility that the smoke affects the population.

Among the troops of the Ministry for the ecological transition and the demographic challenge that have been displaced to fight the fire are an amphibian of Torrejon, 2 amphibians of Requena, the BRIFF Lubia Soria and a Kamov H3RMA from Jaén.

The fire originated in Liétor was detected by a fixed vigilante at 14:15 hours in the vicinity of the tall reservoir and affects a plantation forest of Pinus Halepensis (Latizal).

It has affected the CM-412 road, between Isso and Elche de la Sierra, which has had to be cut out several kilometers, has reported the president of the Diputación de Albacete, Santiago Cabañero.

On the other hand, this Saturday has been declared another fire in the municipality of Tobarra, located at 10 kilometers from Hellín, which infoked the infocam, began in a place known as a house of the gurugu at 11:47 hours .

This fire became for a time cataloged of level 1, since the closeness of the fire became necessary to evict the farm of La Hoya de Santana before returning to level 0.

In this case, it has mainly affected, according to the forest map, an agricultural area.

In total more than 230 people are participating in the tasks of extinction of both fires by INFOCAM, supported by the troops of the Special Service of Fire Prevention and Extinguishing of the Diputación de Albacete and from midnight by EMU effectiveness.

More than a hundred endowments of the Firemen of the Generalitat and the Emergency Military Unit (UME) work from early morning against the fire unleashed this Saturday in the Tarraconense municipality of Santa Coloma de Queralt, which has already burned 1,100 hectares of Several municipalities and who has forced to evict some eighty people.

The difficult situation of this fire, which burns uncontrolled with a front of 7.5 kilometers and which is the largest of this summer in Catalonia, added to the fire that affects the Gerundense Municipality of Ventalló, have led to civil protection Activate last night in alert phase The emergency of the Special Plan Infocat.

During the night they have worked in the area about 270 troops of the Generalitat firefighters, who have joined the UME members and 12 air media members at first time.

Fire, which affects the municipalities of Bellprat, Les Piles and Santa Coloma de Queralt, has raised a column of smoke and fire visible to 60 kilometers away and its ashes have reached some neighborhoods of Barcelona.

The Information Plan has reincorporated at dawn two air media to the extinction of the fire declared yesterday in an area of great environmental value in the Unubranse town of Villarasea, where they have worked "hard" more than a hundred people throughout the night.

Sources of infoca have reported that air media have been incorporated at dawn to support the terrestrial device composed of 105 forest firefighters, six operations technicians, an environment agent, a medical unit, two bulldozers and four trucks.

With regard to work during the night, they have pointed out that it has been "hard" and that has been actively worked on fire flanks.

In this way, "with Machinery and Earth Personnel has been able to close the right flank and on the left, more difficult, the closure is being made by hand."

Date Of Update: 25 July 2021, 03:40

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