Cabildo lifts ban on fires and BBQs in the mountains as normal summer weather resumes

Cabildo lifts ban on fires and BBQs in the mountains as normal summer weather resumes

Update 28 June: The Cabildo has now lifted the ban. The authorities ask the public to take the utmost precautions and act as responsibly as possible in whatever activity they’re involved in in the mountain areas to avoid fire. The public is also asked as far as possible to keep to main roads and avoid forest tracks where the slightest spark could trigger a forest fire. PV

Original post 23 June: The Tenerife Cabildo has banned fire activities in the mountains with immediate effect. Aemet has forecast continued high temperatures over the next few days and the ban will cover this period up to Monday 27 June.

This means that BBQs will be cordoned off and fireworks and bonfires prohibited. Agricultural waste, too, may not be burned. The ban extends to any machinery that could cause sparks.

The ban naturally covers some intended celebrations of San Juan Eve in the forest areas, and apart from the prohibitions in the mountains, the Cabildo asked the public to take particular care when celebrating the fiesta with bonfires or fireworks in all other parts of the island.  DA

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