Plasencia (Cáceres) (EFE) transfer by the Red Cross of the elderly, vulnerable and dependent neighbors.
As explained to EFE by the director of the Extremadura Red Cross Emergency Unit, Víctor Domínguez, the return to the towns of these neighbors, who had been evicted since early Friday morning as a result of the fire in Las Hurdes and Sierra de Gata, started last night.
Thus, at first the Adolfo Suárez de Moraleja sports hall was evicted, where around a hundred people remained.
“Most of these people returned home in private vehicles, except for a small group of 15 people who used a bus that had been chartered for this purpose,” he pointed out.
Domínguez has added that after last night’s operation, this morning another group of neighbors and dependent elderly people, all from Sierra de Gata, who were staying at the Moraleja Rural Environment Training Center, is moving in adapted vehicles.
“As the decision to allow the return to the villages was made around 9:00 p.m. this Saturday, we have preferred to leave the transfer of these people with special needs until today,” he stressed.
In the same way, the person in charge of the Red Cross has advanced that for this afternoon the return in ambulances and adapted vehicles of the 14 people who were also evacuated and who were staying in residences for the elderly is scheduled.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Population and Territory has publicly thanked the Extremadura Red Cross for its “involvement in emergencies, and for caring as they deserve to all the people who have worked and continue to work on the Pinofranqueado fire.
In relation to the extinction operation, the Military Emergency Unit (UME), deployed since last Thursday in Extremadura with 250 troops, has begun its withdrawal upon ending its intervention in the area, once the fire was stabilized last night .
On the other hand, tonight 17 units of the Extremadura Fire Fighting Plan (INFOEX), five units of heavy machinery, six technicians and six agents of the natural environment, have reported the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Population and Territory.
The UME ends its intervention in the fire
The Military Emergency Unit (UME), deployed since last Thursday in Extremadura with 250 troops to support the work to extinguish the fire in Las Hurdes and Sierra de Gata, has begun its withdrawal upon ending its intervention in the area, once the fire was stabilized last night.
This is indicated in the official profile of the UME on Twitter, where they consider their work on this device to be finished and thank Extremadura for the expressions of affection received, in addition to pointing out that it is a pleasure to work together with all the emergency services.
The UME also shows a video in which it is seen how the more than 60 vehicles displaced to the north of the province of Cáceres begin their withdrawal.
On the other hand, after the fire was considered stabilized, tonight 17 units of the Extremadura Fire Fighting Plan (INFOEX), five units of heavy machinery, six technicians and six agents of the natural environment worked in the area.