The enormous fire that since last Saturday afternoon has devoured the surroundings of Vall de Ebo, in Alicante, has already burned 1,105 hectares of surface, in a perimeter of 80 kilometers, according to the latest data provided by the Department of Justice and Interior that Gabriela Bravo presides. In these images taken from the nearby town of Pego, the disproportionate magnitude of this fire is observed.
In total, there are 32 active aerial means participating in the extinction of the fire, which was caused by lightning and has forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from different municipalities.
The only good news regarding the evolution of this fire is that offered by the weather forecast, which indicates that from tomorrow Wednesday and throughout Thursday there could be weak rains in the area, which could help fight some flames that for the moment they do nothing but advance on their path of destruction
The Minister of Justice, who has attended the coordination meeting of the Fire Advance Command Post by videoconference from the l’Eliana Emergency Coordination Center, has stated that they maintain “a sustained effort by the media to defend the affected populations and people’s lives.
By mid-afternoon this Tuesday in the temporary shelter in Muro de Alcoi there were three people sheltered, two men and one woman, while in Pego the figure rose to 110 (a hundred have also been provided with food): 56 men, 55 women, six boys and one girl.
Up to seven roads in the Valencian Community remain closed due to the forest fires declared in different parts of the autonomy, the largest in the Vall de Ebo (Alicante) and Bejís (Castellón). This latest fire, for its part, has caused scenes of panic on a train in which up to three serious injuries have been recorded and another eight of a more minor nature due to burns. The proximity of the flames caused many of the passengers to get nervous and try to leave the train in any way.