Fire outbreak in National Park near Roques de García

Photo: Guardas Rurales.

Updated 5.40: The Tenerife Cabildo has just said that as of 5.32pm the fire in the National Park is under control. Brifor is continuing working to damp down the area and get the fire extinguished but the damage is now confirmed at 7.5 acres of gorse, tajinaste and scrubland.

Updated 4pm: The fire is still blazing and the road through the caldera has now been closed from the Teleférico to the junction with the Chio road. This video has been released by La Orotava Security Department.

Original post 21 June: A fire has broken out this lunchtime in the National Park in the Los Azulejos area not far from the Roques de García and the Parador. The Cabildo says that it has two focal points, one of which is stabilized; both foci are being fought by a bomberos unit, a Brifor (Forestry Brigade) helicopter, assisted by other firefighting personnel and vehicles.

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