Shocking information has emerged about the forest fire that started about a week ago on the Spanish island of Tenerife. Fernando Clavijo, President of the Autonomous Administration of the Canary Islands, announced that the police investigationconfirmed that the fire was deliberately set and stated that the police are conducting 3 different investigations. Clavijo said he had no information about whether there were any arrests.
According to the latest information shared by the Islands Emergency Service, 11,600 hectares of land were burned due to the fire, while 19 towns were advised that the air quality was not good, so it was advised not to go outside without a mask. It was announced that more than 400 firefighters and soldiers, as well as 23 firefighting helicopters and airplanes, were sent to the island.
"The night was very difficult, but thanks to the work of the firefighters, we have achieved positive results," said Rosa Davila, President of Tenerife Island, at a press conference.
Davila stated that more than 12 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes so far due to the fire that started on August 15. Stating that no houses were burned and there were no injuries as a result of the hard work of the fire brigades, Davila thanked the teams.
Temperatures will gradually reach 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country on Wednesday and Thursday, with maximum temperatures forecast at 30 degrees on Tenerife Island, Spain's State Weather Service said in a statement.