Photo: Tenerife Cabildo.
Updated 7 February: The Cabildo has announced that further firebreak works are being carried out between 11am and 2pm today, and so has advised the public not to be concerned if they see smoke in the Los Realejos hills because it will be part of the controlled burnings.
Original post 25 January: The Tenerife Cabildo has advised the public not to be concerned if they see smoke in the north Tenerife hills today because Brifor (Brigadas Forestales) is carrying out controlled burnings in the Los Realejos areas. The work is being carried out under the Cabildo’s environment department supervision as part of fire prevention measures before the summer arrives, and the Cabildo says that the timings of these controlled fires are very closely coordinated with meteorological agencies, and are only carried out on clear and calm days. This means, however, that smoke could be all the more visible.