The Cures fire, in Boiro (A Coruña), started on Thursday afternoon, has already burned some 2,000 hectares, according to the latest update. Likewise, the alert is maintained due to the proximity of the fire to the center of Piñeiro and the advance of the flames has caused some 700 people to have been evicted in Ribeira, most of them staying at a camping site in the municipality, where some have burned. trailers. The mayor of this last locality, Manuel Ruiz Rivas, has given an order to enable the sports centers to shelter the evicted. There are cut accesses and control tasks have been very complicated by the wind in recent hours, although Ruiz has detailed that “just as the air blows” there is hope that the fire can be prevented from crossing into a mass area tree-lined area surrounding the Barbanza Hospital. Also in the province of Pontevedra, a fire was recorded in Ponte Caldelas on Friday afternoon. The flames have already burned some 350 hectares and ‘Situation 2’ has been decreed due to the proximity of the fire to the houses of A Canicouva. On the other hand, the fire that started last Wednesday in the Ourense town of Verín has been considered stabilized, which, according to the latest estimates, has burned some 600 hectares. Apart from the fires in Boiro and Ponte Caldelas, the Caldas de Reis fire is still active, with 450 hectares burned. In addition, those of Arbo (Pontevedra) – parish of Mourentán and Barcela – and that of the parish of Pereiro, in the Ourense municipality of A Mezquita, remain under control. The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alfonso Rueda, went this Saturday to the Central Fire Coordination Center, located in Santiago de Compostela, to follow the work of extinguishing the fires that are still active in Galicia that, at the moment, according to the latest data from the Consellería do Medio Rural, are seven. “> No Central Fire Coordination Center, following the extinction work of two fires that are still active in Galicia. Always eat, all or I support the people who suffer from you and the professionals who fight you pic.twitter.com/HvCb2O6x1j— Alfonso Rueda (@AlfonsoRuedaGal) August 6, 2022 “> In total, the forest fires of this last week in Galicia have already burned more than 3,500 hectares. Castilla y León Increases the level of danger of a fire declared in Santa Cruz del Valle On 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 effect on 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. According to the latest update, the aerial means of extinction that work to control the fire have gone from nineteen to a total of twenty-six, which are part of a large device that exceeds 400 people. 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, is one of the places with the highest risk in the entire Community, taking into account its natural wealth and high temperatures, hence it is called Andalusia Avila, 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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