According to the news of The Independent newspaper, efforts to extinguish the fire on Tenerife Island and to evacuate those at risk continue.
“The fire is out of control. The picture does not look very positive,” said Fernando Clavijo, President of the Autonomous Administration of the Canary Islands, at a press conference. used the phrases.
Clavijo said that 1800 hectares of land were ash in the fire, and that more than 200 personnel and 13 aircraft and helicopters were involved in the extinguishing works.
It was reported that the villages of Arrate, Chivisaya, Media Montana, Ajafona and Las Lagunetas, where the fire threatened, were evacuated as a precaution, as well as the roads leading to the mountains in the northern parts of the island were temporarily closed.