Fires are extinguished with the help of climate change

Cantabria no longer registers forest fires with the arrival of the rain, after suffering a wave of 106 fires caused in just 48 hours, fueled by the strong south wind that has blown this weekend in the region.

Since 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, 35 fires have been recorded in the mountains of the region, and so far in February there have been 190.

Ground crews from the General Directorate of Biodiversity have intervened in the extinction tasks, which have had the support of the BRIF and the two 112 helicopters, the Maya Dama and the Delta Romero, which have unloaded between Saturday and Sunday. 62,200 liters of water in different sources.

Cantabria maintains alert level 2 activated in 10 of the 13 forest regions (Liébana norte, Nansa, Cabuérniga, Campoo, Besaya, Pas, Pisueña, Asón, Costera Oriental and Costera Occidental).

In the last hours the Government has warned of risk situations due to the proximity of some fires to homes.

During the morning the most worrisome were located in La Busta, in Alfoz de Lloredo, which required the intervention of the 112 Maya Dama helicopter; Lamiña, in Ruente, where the crews had the support of the forest fire reinforcement brigades with their aerial means; and Vejorís, in Santiurde de Toranzo, where the 112 Delta Romero helicopter went.

Early in the morning the fires caused in the area of ​​the Vega de Liébana hydroelectric plant and in the town of Saja, in Los Tojos, were at risk.

Also during the night the fire has approached a cattle stall in Cabuérniga, and houses in Ruente and Alfoz de Lloredo, although finally no incident was recorded.

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The Government continues to ask for maximum citizen collaboration to avoid risky practices, since burning is prohibited throughout the region, and to provide 112, agents of the natural environment or the Civil Guard with any information that can help identify those who caused the fires .


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