'Situation absolutely normal in Tenerife holiday resorts'
The fire which broke out in Tenerife on Friday 10 August and affected the municipalities of El Tanque, Los Silos, Buenavista del Norte and Santiago del Teide, is now under control and limited to a sector of the mountains in the upper part of these locations. The wildfire does not affect in any way holiday resorts or any inhabited areas on the island, located mostly on the coast.
The fire has so far affected 369 hectares although the favorable situation has meant that the TF-373 road (San Jose de Los Llanos-Erjos) is now open. Still closed to traffic are the TF-82 (Icod de Los Vinos, Santiago del Teide from kilometre 17.5 to 21.5) and FT-436 (Buenavista del Norte-Santiago del Teide from kilometre 10.3).
The general public – local population and tourists – are strongly recommended to avoid the fire vicinity in order to facilitate the extinction work. The following Titsa bus lines are also suspended: 460 and 325.
The fire has been cordoned off in a specific geographic area, which means that all of the island‘s infrastructure is working smoothly, including the holiday attractions as well as tourist and leisure facilities. The lighting of fires in recreational areas, burning clippings and bonfires are all strictly forbidden.
For more information about the roads affected by the fire, please call the free information helpline (Spanish only): Tenerife Roads Information Centre 900 210 131 or see the maps on the website http://cic.tenerife.es/