The Mijas forest fire is stabilized and the return home of the 300 evacuees is authorized

The Board has deactivated at 6:53 p.m. this Sunday level one of the Forest Fire Emergency Plan activated since 7:44 a.m. The people evicted due to the forest fire declared this morning in the Paraje de los Condes in the Malaga municipality of Mijas are now authorized to return to their homes after the fire is considered stabilized and the Infoca Plan has been reduced to level 0. This was reported by the advisor of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification of the Board, Antonio Sanz, who has traveled to the Advanced Command Post deployed next to the Osunillas sports center.

Sanz explained that at this time there is no longer a flame in the perimeter of the fire, so forest firefighters are working to eliminate the hot spots and smoke in the Valtocado area. The work of the operation has focused throughout the afternoon on redoubling efforts in the interface area to facilitate the return of the 300 residents who remained evicted from the Valtocado, Rincón del Hinojal, Lomas del Flamenco urbanizations, as well as the northern part of Mijas Golf, specifically the enclaves of La Condesa, Lago Mar Golf, Golf Zenit and Pueblo Mijitas.

The emergency management set up the Osunillas sports hall, located on the road from Benalmádena to Mijas, as a shelter, although only a dozen people traveled to that place and later went to the homes of relatives or friends. A hotel establishment was also sought for three elderly people with ailments who have already been informed that they can return.

The Extinction management has indicated that at the moment there is no measurement; although most of the affected surface is occupied by scrub. It has been a fire driven by the wind with gusts of 80 km/h; although the forecasts have changed after 6:00 p.m. with a decrease in the wind, as explained by the advisor to the Presidency.

Antonio Sanz has also pointed out that the health personnel of the Health Emergency Center (CES 061) have assisted three women between 49 and 60 years old at the scene due to smoke inhalation, without any of them requiring transfer. hospitable.

Regarding material damage, the review of the evacuated areas has indicated that one house has been completely burned; while another six have involvement in the perimeter area. Four passenger cars have also burned.

Regarding the communication routes, the management has lifted the traffic restrictions so the A-387 highway will be opened to traffic between kilometers 0 to 9, in both directions.

Up to 248 troops have worked to extinguish and coordinate the fire; Of them, more than half belong to the forest fire extinguishing device of the Infoca Plan: 120 forest firefighters, five fire engines and six aerial means (two heavy helicopters and one semi-heavy, two amphibious aircraft and one cargo plane on the ground) and one Unit Forest Fire Medical Officer (UMIF). With the arrival of dusk, the aerial means have ended their intervention.

Environmental Agents have also joined the operation; members of the Malaga Provincial Firefighters Consortium, with two crews made up of a dozen members; Firefighters from Marbella, Mijas, Benalmádena and Fuengirola; Civil Guard; National Police and its Unit Attached to the Autonomous Community; the Health Emergency Center 061; Red Cross; Local police; Civil Protection and the Andalusian Emergency Group (GREA).

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