The Mijas Town Hall has announced this Monday that will appear as a private prosecution to purge responsibilities in the fire which began last Friday in the Paraje del Higuerón in the Sierra de Mijas and which has so far affected some 1,875 hectares of Mijas, Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre, as announced by the mayor, Josele González.
The mayor stressed that “after hearing the news that the infire did not originate from natural causeswe want to announce that we are going to purge responsibilities by criminal means”.
Therefore, it has advanced that “the Mijas Town Hall is going to appear as a private prosecution at the time indicated anyone who might be responsible for this environmental catastrophe that has had irreparable consequences for our mountains”, said González, who has asserted that “not a single brick is going to be placed in the burned area” and “cEvery burned tree is going to be replaced by another tree and that is going to be our priority in the coming months.”
In this sense, González has announced that in the coming days they will hold meetings with Firefighters, Civil Protection, environmental agents and various personnel who have been providing their services in the extinction work for “define the needs in terms of reforestation and restoration and thus be able to transfer them to the Board so that they can implement an urgent reforestation plan”.
“In this roadmap we will take into account the social, environmental and private groups who have already been interested”, has indicated the first mayor, as well as has denounced that “hWe have missed more air assets and more maintenance tasks by the regional government, which we remember is the administration responsible for these tasks of maintenance and conservation of the public forest”.
For his part, the deputy mayor, José Carlos Martín, explained how “it has been a complicated weekend where From the City Council we have mobilized means and resources available to stop the advance of the fire through our municipality”. Thus, members of “the Firefighters, Local Police, Operational Services, Civil Protection, Basic Income and other tMany volunteers have participated in the extinction of this forest fire, whom I thank for their involvement and sacrifice to avoid a major catastrophe, as well as the patience and calm of the neighbors, many of whom have had to be evicted or have seen the flames near their homes. homes”.
“Right now we have to evaluate exactly the area affected in the municipal term, of Mijas because we know thatOn nearly 2,000 hectares next to Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre”, the mayor has pointed out.
In this way, he stressed that “once we know this information and they communicate the result of the investigation and itsWe know exactly the reason for the fire, we will have to demand responsibilities if finally it has been provoked or negligence”, added Martín, who hopes “that this misfortune will make us all reflect. We are not exempt from any arsonist or accident set fire to our Sierra, but we do have to put all the administrations our efforts to protect it”.
The operational and extinction management of the Infoca Plan authorized this Sunday the return of the evicted neighbors in Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre after the fire stabilized at 7:30 p.m. Level 0 must be established in the Emergency Plan for Forest Fires.
Finally, from the local government they ask prudencesince at noon this Monday the fire was still in the stabilization phase, there are still several phases until reaching the final extinction.