Moreno has detailed that the flames already cover an area of ”around 5,000 hectares”, with a perimeter of about 41 kilometers.
The extinction work, which has mobilized some 500 troops and 37 aircraft, is now facing, according to what has been said, a “critical moment”, since the pyrocumulus made up of flames and smoke, a large “column” or “huge chimney” of great Visibility evolves in such a way that “if it collapses” it will throw a large amount of “practically burning ashes” over the area, an extreme that has led to the temporary withdrawal of ground troops from such spaces, for security reasons.
For this reason, he has indicated that although Infoca has managed to “perimeter” the fire, it is “very difficult” to extinguish and “there remains an important battle” to fight against the flames.
Equating this fire with others of a similar magnitude that occurred in other countries, such as the great forest fire in Portugal in June 2017; Moreno has stated that as a result of climate change and other factors, experts have detected a “new generation of fires”, as is the case here, with a virulence “that had not been seen in these latitudes.”
Thanks to the evolution of the pyrocumulus, as indicated, the idea is to reincorporate the ground troops as soon as their work in the area of the fire is safe, “clearly” intentionally caused by having two sources, as has been stated.