The day with positive news for the two major fires declared in the community of Valencia, which have devastated more than 32,000 hectares of forests in Alicante and Castellon in the last nine days. On the one hand, the Vall d’Ebo forest fire that started on Saturday last week because of lightning It is considered controlled this Sunday, as announced by the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig.
Puig made this announcement after participating in the meeting of the Extended Command Post held late this morning, which analyzed the evolution of the large forest fires that affect the autonomy, and in which it was noted that the Bejís (Castellón) is “in the process of stabilization”. In Alicante, the fire is under control.
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In fact, in extinguishing the fire in Val d’Ebo the air assets were no longer working, but only ground media that have been following possible outbreaks of the flames. The weather in recent days (especially rain) has been key in containing this fire, which has affected three counties and nine mountain towns in Alicante province.
For its part, the evolution of the Bejís fire is “auspicious”, so the return of neighbors to their homes is now permitted of the municipalities that were still evicted: Teresa and Sacañet, in Castellón, and three villages in Andilla (Valencia).
However, the President of the Generalitat called for “extreme attention”because although the progress of the fire is good, the weather conditions are “very unfavorable”.
In this way, he emphasized that the community of Valencia is in a situation of maximum alarm due to the risk of fires and any carelessness “could lead to another disaster”and has asked that fire areas not be visited as the terrain is unstable and that roads where firefighters are still working be left clear.
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This is what the president explained in front of 42 antennas means that this saturday works in extinction from the fire this Sunday about 20 acts and that some sections of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) may withdraw this evening if all goes according to plan along with other operations.
The Bejís fire is “in the process of stabilization, but it should be assumed with caution because it is still active”, stressed the president, who revealed that if it weren’t for some of the “hot spots” which still exist “probably could have declared stabilization”.
Bess asks to take pictures
In turn,he The Bejís City Council asked the neighborhood this Sunday, before cleaning or repairing anything on the affected land or homes, to take pictures, so that there is documentation when the aid is to be processed relevant.
This was explained by the mayor of the city, María José Madrid, who indicated that after the initial impact of the neighborhood, when she returned to the city after the eviction and saw that the entire surrounding area had been burned now they are more “animated” and want to “clean up” and “start” everything.
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He specified this in the Municipal Council they work “morning and night” to meet the needs that may arise as a result of the fire and insisted that the damage be documented before it is normalized so that there are no problems later when help is called for those affected by the fire.