WATCH: Vall d’Ebo fire burns over 9,500 hectares as blaze rages on

WATCH: Vall d'Ebo fire burns over 9,500 hectares as blaze rages on Credit: Twitter @BomberosDipuALC

The fire that broke out late on Saturday in Vall d’Ebo, in the province of Alicante, has now burnt more than 9,500 hectares in a perimeter that covers 65 kilometres, crossing the Marina Alta region and reaching the Comtat province.

Update 7.53.am (August 16) The Alicante Fire Service took to Twitter during the evening of Monday, August 15, to share photos of the blaze:

“It has been decided to evacuate the villages of Tollos, Beniaia, Fageca and Famorca this afternoon after the PMA (Forward Command Post) meeting, we continue with a large mobilisation of resources and troops on the ground. We are particularly grateful for the resources deployed from other regions.”

 

“Very grateful and proud of all the @BomberosDipuALC and the rest of the administrations working on the fire in La Vall d’Ebo 🔥.”

The President of the Provincial Government of Alicante took to Twitter to thank. the efforts of the firefighters.

“The president  @CarlosMazon40 has travelled again this afternoon to the Advanced Command Post to find out how the situation is evolving 🚒”

Original 9.16.am (August 15) The forest fire that started on Saturday, August 13, in Vall d’Ebo (Alicante) has burned more than 3,500 hectares and forced the eviction of about a thousand people, continuing to spread and has begun to approach homes in the municipality of Adsubia.

Speaking on the Vall d’Ebo fire, Emergency sources of the Generalitat reported on Monday, August 15, that ten houses have been evacuated from Castell de Castells, near the fire and the Guardia Civil reported that they have evacuated about seventy homes in the area throughout the night.

“So far today in the Vall D’ Ebo fire approximately 3,500 HA have been burned in a 30 km perimeter, the video shows different routes of the area. We continue to fight alongside different administrations.”

The Alicante Fire Service took to Twitter to share footage of the fire:

“We want to share images that speak clearly of the severity of the fire in Vall D’Ebo and the work of all the firefighters who are working to extinguish it. As a precaution we have evacuated a housing estate in Pego and Benirrama, Benialí and Alcalá de la Jovada.”

🔥Summary with some of the moments of yesterday in #IFValldEbo and #IFUseres.

“Lots of encouragement today💪@BomberosDipuALC, @[email protected], @UMEgob, volunteers, #BombersForestals @GVAsgise environmental agents, who have not stopped working throughout the night.”

Alicante’s Vall d’Ebo caught fire after lightning strike in the early hours on Sunday, August 14.


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    • Clive Dent

      15 August 2022 • 17:45

      Why are we getting stupid ads on emergency news/info pages? Trying to find latest info on our homes.

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