Pinofranqueado (Cáceres).- Aerial and ground resources are working to extinguish a forest fire declared in Las Hurdes, where the fire is still active and with great intensity, for which reason the Extremadura Forest Fire Fighting Plan (Infoex Plan) has Danger level 1 activated.
Fire extinguishing means of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco) https://www.miteco.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/incendios-forestales/ and the Special Service and Prevention and Extinction of Fire Department of Cáceres have joined these tasks, in which the Forest Fire Reinforcement Brigade (BRIF) of Pinofranqueado (Cáceres) also works.
Up to 16 Infoex units, with the support of two heavy machines, agents of the natural environment and area coordinators are in the area of the fire, which has several sources and whose flames affect the municipality of Pinofranqueado.
The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Territory, Begoña García Bernal, has traveled to the Infoex Regional Operations Center (COR) in Cáceres to follow the evolution of this fire.
Faced with this situation, the Junta de Extremadura has declared the activation in partial situation 1 of the Special Civil Protection Plan against Forest Fires in Extremadura (Infocaex) due to the possibility of damage to populations of Robledo, Avellanar or La Muela.
Fires with danger level 1 are those that can be controlled by the means of the Infoex Plan but can affect people or property of a non-forest nature.