Infoca seeks to prevent the Malaga fire from reaching Casares and Monte Duque on an “intense” night

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This Monday is the fifth day fire extinguishing declared last Wednesday in Sierra Bermeja, Malaga, that it has already burned part of the Genal Valley and that it has destroyed 7,400 hectares, according to the latest figures.

The best news of the previous day was the confirmation that a part of the evacuated neighbors can return to their homes. According to the data provided by the counselors of the Presidency, Elías Bendodo, and of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Carmen Crespo, the beneficiaries of this decision are 1,054 residents of Estepona, mainly of Forest Hill and Abejeras (750), as well as those of Montemayor (80), in Benahavís.

There are therefore another 1,616 people in a situation of eviction. Most of them inhabitants of the six locations (Jubrique, Genalguacil, Faraján, Pujerra, Alpandeire y Júzcar) that have been progressively evacuated due to the risk posed by the new fire caused by a pavesa (incandescent material) the previous morning. To this direct effect on the population must be added the death of a firefighter and the injuries to two others, according to Bendodo. This is the minute by minute of everything that happens in the area:

10:05 – The Military Emergency Unit (UME) has shared on its Twitter profile of its troops, north of the forest fire,defending the towns of Jubrique, Faraján, Genalguacil and Pujerra, through direct attack on fire. ”

10:00 – The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has praised the troops who “sThey are still fighting inch by inch to contain a devastating fire “: They are leaving their souls for our land and the safety of our neighbors. Thank you a thousand times. They are leaving their hearts for our land and the safety of our neighbors “

9:50 – The Mayor of Jubrique, Alberto Jesús Benítez, explains to this newspaper that the fire has not managed to enter his town, but that it has evolved well in his area. Talk about “wave of solidarity” by hotels and residences, where the evicted neighbors are staying.

9:45 – The Copernicus satellite of the European Union shows on a map the progress of the fire: in the last 24 hours, it has spread north, east and southeast.

9:40 – The aerial means have begun with the clear of the day to operate again. From the Ministry of Sustainable Development, in their Twitter account they have highlighted that the aerial work operates “after an intense night of work by the ground media.”

9:30 – This is the current situation of evicted people and roadblocks in the area, in individual infographics sent by the regional government.

Evicted from the Malaga fire 9/13 9:00

Evicted from the Malaga fire 9/13 9:00

Fire road blocks Malaga 9/13 9:00

Fire road blocks Malaga 9/13 9:00

9:15 – The Junta de Andalucía has reported this morning that, of the 1,616 people evicted since last night, there is no one in the spaces that they had enabled. “The people who needed it have been relocated in hotel establishments that have offered their facilities to house the displaced, “they say.

9:05 – The main current objective is contain the eastern flank from the flames to prevent their advance towards Casares and Monte Duque, raises INFOCA.

9:00 – The Andalusian Fire Prevention and Extinction Plan INFOCA informs on its Twitter account of the situation during the night. “We have worked with better conditions overall around the perimeter “, they detail.

8:30 – Good morning. This is how the Infoca troops have worked during the night in a “Zone of stability” of the fire, in the surroundings of Pujerra.

Fireworks Sierra Bermeja Málaga

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