Updated 11pm: The fire is under control tonight, thankfully, before the high winds expected actually arrive. A crew remains on site to ensure it doesn’t reactivate and present any danger.
Original post 7pm, 19 October: Given the winds that are forecast this is rather concerning. Brifor and Icod bomberos are currently fighting a forest fire in the Llanito Perera area above the town that is difficult to reach by fire engines. At the request of the Cabildo’s environment department, La Orotava bomberos have joined the fight this evening, as well as Ycoden Daute volunteer firemen. Let’s hope they get this well under control before the winds arrive!