A picture of one of the forest fires in Castilla-La Mancha. Credit: [email protected]
The Infocam scheme in Castilla-La Mancha has activated its Level 2 warning for two forest fires burning and threatening people and property.
More than a hundred workers are fighting a serious forest fire that has been declared in the Valdepeñas de la Sierra municipality of Castilla-La Mancha in the Sierra Norte de Guadalajara this afternoon, Tuesday July 19.
Another 30 airlines are battling the fire. It is burning near the border with the community of Madrid, and Madrid 112 emergency service It has deployed 10 land routes along with 4 aerial routes as part of the relief effort.
– 112 Community of Madrid (@112cmdrid) July 19, 2022
A stage 2 forest fire in Castilla-La Mancha has been declared for the fire by the Infocomm plan. This is done when an emergency situation caused by one or more forest fires has a significant impact on people or property outside the forest.
Due to the severity of the fire and the spread of smoke, about 70 people were evacuated from three towns in the area: Valdepeñas de la Sierra, Valdesottos and Tortuero, all in the state of Guadalajara.
Jose Luis Escudero, Minister of Sustainable Development traveled to the site, and the government activated the Military Emergency Unit (UME). According to state government sources, although the investigation is still ongoing, the bottom line is that the fire “could have been intentional”. eldiario.es.
– Meteosierranorte (@Meteosierranorte) July 19, 2022
A second forest fire broke out near the city of Chiloches in the state of Guadalajara. Seven land resources and 31 firefighters are battling the fire. Smoke from both fires can be seen from various places in the Madrid community. As shown in the video footage below, drivers traveling on A-2 can see the flames on both sides.
The panorama on the A2 as it enters the city of Guadalajara is spectacular. #IFValdepeñasdela Sierra to the left and #IFChiloeches to the right
We have everything left…#IIFF
CC/ @IncendioES pic.twitter.com/T2uLisczpR
– JartoPanchu (@JartoPanchu) July 19, 2022
A video uploaded to the SocialDrive app shows the extent of the second fire in the Sierra de Chiloches:
Stage 2 is active in the Sierra de Chiloches fire.
📹 Guadalajara pic.twitter.com/4sepF8BzC0
– SocialDrive (@SocialDrive_es) July 19, 2022
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