Unbelievably, even with the Los Guájares fire not out, somebody has caused a fire what looks to be just to the north of Molvízar.
From high above Lentegí on the reverse slope, I could count the deployment of five air assets: a heavy-lift, twin-rotor, Kamov with an underslung ‘bambi’ (canvas bucket) two Air Tractor, single-engine water-bomber aircraft and two small helicopters.
The planes and heavy chopper were flying out of the Infoca base in La Resinera (Jayena). The turn-around time for the planes was approximately 20 minutes; i.e., the flight to the fire and back and time on the ground taking on water for dropping.
According to the Infoca twitter account there are 18 fire fighters on the ground there.
The fire was declared at 14.03h and by 14.15h the two light aircraft were flying overhead on their way to the fire. This Sky Tractor were originally designed for crop spraying so they are perfect for the task of water bombing, being slow and manoeuvrable.
✈ 3 Air Tractors, 1 Canadair (scooper) and 1 Spotter
🚁 1 Light Helicopter, 4 Heavy Helicopters and 1 Airborne Command Aircraft
🚒 2 Fire Engines (trucks), plus a meteorological Unit & 1 Medical Unit
👨🚒 61 Fire fighters.
Estabilizado at 16.30h
Update Sunday 09.15h
Fire Extinguished – nine hectares burnt
(News: Molvizar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)