From Gobierno de Canarias the latest official news about the Tenerife fire are more positive, but we are still at level 2 emergency situation with the fire.
The fire situation is developing favourably. There are no longer fronts but isolated outbreaks of fire in different places within the perimeter and the affected municipalities (not towns): mountains in La Orotava, Adeje, Vilaflor and Guía de Isora on South side. Barranco de Tágara fire is still not stabilized but all aircraft are concentrating their efforts on this area of very difficult access.
During the official press conference today, Both Ortiz and Melchior once again thanked all the emergency service teams for their work: the Brifor brigade from the Tenerife Department of the Environment, the Fire Brigade Consortium of Tenerife, the Emergency Military Unit (UME), allthe other fire fighting teams, the Canary Islands Emergency Department (SUC) and Civil Guard. He also praised the work done by local councils, volunteers and members of Civil Protection from different municipalities affected by the fire and all the companies and institutions that have worked selflessly to assist with transport and supplying food and drink to the teams deployed.
We are still on maximum alert due to the heat wave so the authorities strongly recommend:
- Not to go up to the mountains this weekend due to the high risk of forest fires, including recreation areas
- It’s highly advised to avoid going to Mount Teide National Park this weekend
- Camping in the forest is still banned
- To avoid risks due to the heat wave, please check the following recommendations
We also remind you :
All airports operate normally and no coastal resorts in Tenerife have ever been affected by fire.
There are only two roads blocked to traffic:
- TF-38 (Chio – Boca Tauce, km 22)
- TF-21 (Vilaflor-Boca Tauce, at kilometers 47 and 67)