Extinguishing the forest fire declared on September 8 in Sierra Bermeja and controlled since the 14th is “ever closer”, as confirmed by the Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Junta de Andalucía, Elías Bendodo.
Thus, he has indicated that “It will be a matter of days” to consider the fire extinguished, while he recalled that this step depends on “many circumstances”, among which he has mentioned the steepness of the terrain or the meteorological conditions.
«It is a rugged area, It is a very complicated fire, of the sixth generation and the extinction is more complex, “he stressed, adding that the troops of the Infoca Plan units still work in the area:” We hope that it can be considered extinct as soon as possible.
Currently, as reported to Europa Press from the Infoca Plan, continue to carry out auction work and liquidation of three trucks, 25 forest firefighters and an environmental agent.
The fire, classified as sixth generation due to its characteristics, has calcined almost 10,000 hectares according to the provisional measurement carried out. In addition, it forced the evacuation of more than 2,600 people from eight municipalities on the Costa del Sol and the Genal Valley.