The director of the Infoca Plan has ordered this afternoon the confinement of the populations of the municipalities of Jubrique and Genalguacil because of the situation caused by the forest fire declared in Sierra Bermeja last Wednesday.
The order has been made public at 16:30 andn the Twitter account of the 112 social network, so the inhabitants of these towns will not be able to leave their homes As of this time, they have confirmed from the emergency service.
The mayor of Genalguacil, Miguel Ángel Herrera, has warned today that the Forest fire is “getting worse” in this area and has claimed means. «Since this morning it was being warned that it is a very dangerous focus but as we are not the technicians, we are not listened to », he lamented.
Herrera, in statements to Europa Press, has regretted that the situation “is very bad, because there are not enough means”, he has said, insisting that it is “very sad that we are without means.”
“Is a technical decision, but I do not see enough means here. It has gone from being a very small focus to being uncontrolled, “the mayor of Genalguacil warned, saying that” the only thing we could do was inform, we have informed, and they have made decisions ».
What’s more, he has ensured that even there are neighbors who are evicting from farms, although it does not know, for the moment, the number of people affected.
The Junta de Andalucía has raised the emergency plan to level 2 this Friday, given the virulence of the fire, which is still active and affects the Malaga municipalities of Estepona, Jubrique, Genalguacil and Benahavís.
The Infoca Plan has reported that, currently, 38 air assets are activated, 30 heavy firefighting vehicles and more than 550 troops mobilized. Sources from this body have highlighted the “extreme” conditions of the fire, “which make any action useless.”
For its part, Miguel Angel Herrera, Mayor of Genalguacil, has provided details to the Costa del Sol Area Newspaper about the current situation in his town: “Sincerely, the fire is completely out of control, which has forced to set in motion a situation of home confinement and the eviction of all farms from the periphery. ‘