The presidents of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, and the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, have held a telephone conversation last night this Thursday about the state of the fire in Sierra Bermeja, which affects several municipalities in the province of Malaga, and have agreed tol Deployment of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) as soon as the technical services that run the device deem it necessary.
This has been transferred to Europa Press by sources from the Andalusian Government, who have indicated that Juanma Moreno transmitted to Pedro Sánchez the information that a forest firefighter had died in the fight against the fire. The Chairman of the Board spoke later with the relatives of the deceased forest firefighter, to convey your condolences.
Juanma Moreno will be at the Advanced Command Post of the fire early in the afternoon this Friday, where he will travel after participating in the opening of the school year in Utrera (Seville). At this time, the direction of the Infoca Plan is studying whether level 2 is activated.
According to sources from the Board, the Sierra Bermeja fire has so far traveled some 3,600 hectares and until it is extinguished it will not be possible to know exactly the burned surface.
This past night they have been made control, containment and “expansion” works, that is, cleaning the mount with heavy machinery, which facilitates the work of the retainers and allows opening small firewallAccording to the Board, which has specified that although this Friday the wind blows less, the fire is still active.
Right now there are mobilized almost 300 troops to douse the flames. The device has up to 30 aerial means, including four seaplanes to reinforce the National Fire Plan, which were requested by the Infoca Plan and which were incorporated early yesterday.