The fire is raging in the mountains of the Region, which this Saturday had to lament the most serious fire of the year in its territory. The regional government requested the mobilization of the Emergency Military Unit (UME), whose troops were traveling from Bétera, in Valencia, to the Altiplano to join the device, with air and land means, which is fighting to stop the flames, on a surface approximately eight kilometers perimeter. In the first balance that Emergencies gave, this Saturday morning, it was explained that nearly 300 hectares had already burned in the area of La Patoja. According to 112, the disaster was probably caused by lightning strikes in storms in the early hours of the morning. At the same time, the Service for the Prevention and Extinction of Forest Fires of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha located in Jumilla the fire that spread to the area of La Celia, and that at first it had been located in Hellín (Albacete). At half past five in the afternoon, there were already 400 hectares: 180 in the Region and 220 in La Mancha. Coordination meeting of the media involved in the #IFJumilla, incorporating the members of the reconnaissance unit of the @UMEgob pic.twitter.com/SKl76yF9Dn— 112 Region of Murcia (@112rmurcia) August 13, 2022 “We are concerned about the evolution of the forest fire in the La Patoja area in Jumilla. We activated the aerial and ground troops that have been working since this morning to extinguish it. State aerial means are also incorporated,” said the president of the Region, Fernando López Miras, in the morning. It is already considered the most serious and devastating fire that the community has suffered this year. Reconnaissance element and first and second intervention teams of #BIEM3 go to #RegiónDeMurcia to collaborate in the work of extinguishing the forest fire in #Jumilla https://t.co/5R9mG4vGWB pic.twitter.com/n9kTSEF5q4— UME ( @UMEgob) August 13, 2022 It was nine in the morning when Situation 2 was changed, given the progress of the fire: it is an emergency level that is launched when one or more fires can seriously affect people and to nature. In addition to CEIS firefighters from Jumilla and Yecla, since the fire was declared, environmental agents and forestry brigades from Caravaca, Jumilla, Yecla and Blanca were mobilized. Later, two SuperPuma helicopters joined the operation, with their helicopter brigades, facilitated by the Community of Castilla-La Mancha, since the fire grew, became strong and reached the mountains of the neighboring autonomous community. Emergency vehicles, in the foreground, while the flames and a large column of smoke devastate the mount of Jumilla. Ayto. Jumilla For its part, the Valencian Community, through the Diputación de Alicante, sent another support helicopter. The Military Emergency Unit (UME) has also joined the intervention after receiving a request for help from the regional Executive. “Collaboration between administrations to try to control the Jumilla fire as soon as possible,” said the Government delegate in Murcia, José Vélez. It should be remembered that the UME is an extraordinary resource of the National Civil Protection System, which operates in level 2 and 3 forest fires, mobilized by the central Executive. Specifically, 134 people and 44 means of extinction were mobilized from this unit. Also, individuals in the area put their shoulders to the wheel and used their agricultural machinery to try to stop the progress of the flames, as indicated by the City of Jumilla. Ranchers showed their desperation at the advance of the flames as they struggled to get their animals to safety. The Community recalls the need to take extreme precautions to reduce the risk of fires. The wind was concerned and that its force could move the flames to the nearby Sierra del Molar. The General Director of Citizen Security and Emergencies launched the Infomur Plan in Situation 2 in the morning, that is, “an emergency caused by one or several forest fires that, in their foreseeable evolution, could seriously affect the population and property of non-forest nature”. The plan contemplates the “immediate adoption of protection and relief measures, and it may be necessary that extraordinary means be incorporated (as has been the case) or they may lead to situations that lead to the national interest.” Unified command of the Advanced Command Post deployed in the fire declared in the area of La Patoja de Jumilla by the #RegióndeMurcia, to coordinate the means of the different organizations mobilized in the area. ✅https://t.co/HIAJKRq2mE pic.twitter.com/NGe8LqCITz— 112 Region of Murcia (@112rmurcia) August 13, 2022 The trickle of fires was constant in the Region of Murcia, on a day marked by sensation suffocating heat. In the capital, the City Council’s Emergency Services worked on a cane fire in the town of La Arboleja: the firefighters suffocated it and the Police came to support. At four in the afternoon, emergency services were mobilized for a bush fire that spread to nearby homes in Alcantarilla, in front of the Samaniego School. Likewise, emergency services moved to put out the fire in a house in Mahoya, in Abanilla, which became strong and reached the palm trees in the garden. The drivers of the A-30 found it difficult to circulate due to a bush fire at kilometer points 129 and 130, near Molina de Segura.