Low temperatures and high humidity stabilize the Castellón forest fires

The first devastating large forest fires and wildfires in Spain, which have been raging for almost a week in the provinces of Castellón in the Valencia region and Teruel in Aragon, are not yet over. However, people are optimistic because last night temperatures were about 5 degrees low and there was a high humidity of 80%, which allowed the flames to settle down somewhat.

At the moment, according to the latest updates, the area destroyed by the fire is still 4,600 hectares within a radius of 55 kilometers. This situation does not foresee the evacuation of new villages nearby. Unfortunately, the 1,700 people who had to leave their homes will have to wait a few more days before they can return home.

to take advantage of it favorable weather Over the next 24 hours, 23 firefighting aircraft and helicopters have been working to combat the fires since early morning Wednesday, concentrating their efforts on the two areas of greatest concern. The efforts of 500 firefighters involved in extinguishing fires from the ground will also be doubled.

The wildfires and wildfires declared last Thursday in Villanueva de Vivre have devastated the Alto Mijares area in the interior of Castellón. A huge aerial and ground device has been working from the outset to extinguish this fire, which forced several municipalities to evacuate due to the proximity of the flames and the ferocity of the fire.

Maybe it’s the “human factor”. a reason from the fire due to poor agricultural fire practice. The Civil Guard also investigated sparks from a machine doing work in the area as a possible cause. Four employees have been investigated in connection with the fire. Apparently, the Villanueva de Viver Municipal Brigade staff were cleaning up and called the fire brigade at 112 to report the flames, but despite their best efforts, they were unable to extinguish the fire fast enough and it quickly spread.

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