Big Pinos Genil Fire

Infoca has been fighting a large fire in Pinos Genil since yesterday afternoon.

GRA Infoca heli water bomber 01As there is no air activity during the hours of darkness (it was withdrawn at 23.39h) the units at hand were three fire trucks, and two firefighter groups (over a hundred), as well as a weather & communications unit.

However, during the afternoon, four, fixed-wing water bombers and an observation aeroplane, together with six rotary-wing water bombers fought the flames.

Just to clarify for those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, fixed-wing are aeroplanes and rotary-wing are helicopters. The term, ‘aircraft’ can be either.

The fire, which is in an area known as Aguas Blancas and started around 18.25h, was declared establizado at 08.40h, meaning that it is confined and its perimeter is not expanding.

The traffic police (DGT) closed the road to the Sierra Nevada (A-395) between kilometre point 7.5 and 12.5, diverting traffic along the A-4026.

(News: Pinos de Genil, Vega, Granada, Andalucia)

  2 comments for “Big Pinos Genil Fire

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    July 31, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Yet another farmed-area fire, just inland from where the hotels were going to be at La Caleta and the Peñón. Is it ok in July and August to burn your cuttings or whatever? Did I misunderstand the orders saying. “Stop. No fires!” Very dangerous in this heat. Or are these people just twits.

  2. Patrick Barry Storey
    July 30, 2023 at 10:34 am

    Big pinos eh? Good luck and take care fire personnel. We had one of those down in the valley between Lobres and Salobrena yesterday late afternoon. Only a small looking farmland fire. But yet again. Some rules are kept to. Selfish twit. Again. Hit them in the pockets. Only thing some understand.

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