Six provinces of Castilla and Leon, on alert for extreme risk of fire

October 22, 2011

Six provinces of Castilla and Leon, on alert for extreme risk of fire

The Department of Development and Environment of the Junta de Castilla y León has declared alert extreme risk of fire in six provinces in the community in various parts of Avila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca and Soria. The alert comes recommended by the high pressure at the surface and the atmosphere dry and stable.

Today, several sources are active in the reserve of the Ancares (León), yesterday had to declare alert level 2 in the municipality of Campo del Agua, Villafranca del Bierzo dependent due to the proximity of the fire to the houses. The wildfire forced the Board to request the assistance of Emergency Military Union (EMU) working since then in the area with fifty troops. They had joined large number of ground personnel and air assets.

The Ministry of Environment works on the assumption of arson, as in other fires in recent days on the reservation. The damage has been substantial with more than 300 hectares destroyed by the flames.

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