The Cures fire, in Boiro (A Coruña), started on Thursday afternoon, has burned at least 800 hectares, according to the latest data provided by the Xunta, and if it was already necessary to evict the 700 people from the Ría de Arosa, in the neighboring municipality of Ribeira, is now concerned about the Barbanza hospital and the proximity of the fire to the Piñeiro nucleus. The mayor of this last locality, Manuel Ruiz Rivas, has given an order to enable the sports centers to shelter the people who need it. There are cut accesses, a very wide front that imposes, and the control tasks are being very complicated by the wind. The town of A Pobra do Caramiñal, adjacent to Boiro, has also been affected. In this fire, situation two is maintained, a preventive measure adopted due to the proximity of the flames to inhabited areas. Another fire, that of Mourentán, in Arbo (Pontevedra), has been controlled tonight after burning 400 hectares. The evolution of fires begins with active fires, goes to stabilized, continues to controlled and ends when they are extinguished. Rural Environment reminds that the free telephone number 085 is available to the public, which they should call in case of detecting a forest fire. In addition, there is an anonymous and free telephone number, 900 815 085, to report any suspected or known criminal arson activity. Castilla y León Increases the level of danger of a fire declared in Santa Cruz del ValleOn the other hand, the Junta de Castilla y León has raised the level of danger from 1 to 2 of a fire in Santa Cruz del Valle (Ávila) due to the possible affection to the population. This fire broke out early yesterday afternoon in this town of 350 inhabitants in the south of the province of Ávila, in the Valle del Tiétar region, forcing the suspension of the town’s festivities. In the extinction work, during the afternoon of Friday, up to eighteen aerial means participated together with numerous ground means that tried to suffocate the flames in one of the most sensitive areas of Castilla y León from the environmental point of view. The Junta de Castilla y León has declared this Level 2 fire, on a scale of 0 to 3 of danger, as it can affect more than 30 wooded hectares in this place in the Tiétar Valley, in the south of the province, as well as the population. The municipality of Santa Cruz del Valle, located 73 kilometers south of the capital, has a normal population of 324 inhabitants, although in summer it multiplies several times. It is one of the places with the greatest risk in the entire Community, taking into account its natural wealth and its high temperatures, which is why it is called the Andalusia of Ávila, among other reasons. At the end of July 2009, this area of the province suffered a major fire in which 5,000 hectares of various municipal districts burned and two people lost their lives. It is not the only one that this region of Avila has suffered, which has historically been greatly affected by this type of accident, especially the municipality of Pedro Bernardo, close to Santa Cruz del Valle. So far this summer, the province of Ávila has suffered several fires, among which the one in Cebreros stands out, which devastated more than 4,200 hectares, together with the one in San Juan de la Nava, in which more than 500 burned.
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