More than half a thousand troops and up to 41 aircraft make up the deployment this Saturday to fight the Sierra Bermeja fire, in the southwest of the province of Malaga, which anda has calcined an area of ​​5,000 hectares in a perimeter of 41 kilometers.

The fire, whichaffects four municipalities in the province of Malaga – Estepona, Benahavís, Jubrique and Genalguacil– and l has been chargedhe life of an Infoca firefighter, it maintains a perimeter of 41 kilometers.

The number of evicted due to the fire declared last Wednesday amounts to 1,054 people and there is a Operational Deployed “Unprecedented” by the number of troops on the ground and especially by air, as reported by Emergencias 112 Andalucía.

The Director of Extinction of the Infoca Plan, Juan Sánchez, has indicated that tonight the weather conditions have been more favorable and have allowed work better on the right flank of the fire.

Have been able determine opportunity zones in which the ground extinction personnel have worked to contain the fire, work that has been complemented during the morning with the incorporation of 41 air means.

The Extinction Director has explained that the pinsapar right now is not affected and that at that point you have dAn operation is in place that is developing concrete actions to protect this space as much as possible.

With respect to pyrocumulus, on the morning reconnaissance flight it has been found that it has dissipated.

Sánchez has stressed that, although the fire is still active, “These targeted interventions are crucial and can help shortly we can talk about a favorable evolution of the fire“.

Early this Saturday, the Regional Forest Fire Command Group (GREMAF) carried out a reconnaissance flight and at 09:30 a.m. first coordination meeting, in which it has been assessed the situation after the night’s work and planned the next hours in which it is working in four sectors.

Shortly after, the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has gone to the Command Post where he has participated in a technical meeting with the Operational and Extinction Directorate of the Infoca Plan, in which the overall situation in terms of extinction and protection of people has been analyzed, while the actions of the day have been made explicit.

The usual extinction works have been added this Saturday specific actions at strategic points and interventions in specific areas with special iEnvironmental interest for the containment of the fire.

They remain the MA-8302 road at kilometer 15 and the MA-8301 at kilometer 1 and 25 are cut off, as well as the Camino de la Malagueña in its access. Emergencies 112 has asked “avoid unnecessary travel in the areas closest to the fire “.

They follow 750 people evacuated from the Forest Hill and Abejeras urbanizations, surroundings of scattered homes of Peñas Blancas on the MA-8301 road (37), Charca de la Extranjera (12), Huerta Padrón (60), Castor river (5), Charca de las Nutrias (5), and Velerín river ( 65) in Estepona, so cLike the Montemayor urbanization in Benahavís (80).

There is still smoke in the area, but for the moment no need to order the eviction of more people and there is no risk to the population. EFE

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