The fire that started in Navalacruz (Ávila) this Saturday by a damaged car is the worst fire in Spain in so far this year. So far, it continues in "clear progress", out of control and there are already 10,000 hectares burned with a perimeter of 80 kilometers.
The cause would have been a car that began to burn around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the ditch of the road N-502 (Ávila-Córdoba) and whose flames spread over the nearby hillside.
It has not caused injuries, but has forced the evacuation of about a thousand people of five population centers, many of the families are in the Carlos Sastre Multiple Use Center and the Lienzo Norte Congress and Exhibition Center, spaces set up by the Ávila City Council.
Raúl de la Calle, general secretary of the Official College of Forest Technical Engineers, has assured, according to '20 Minutes', that "it is the largest in 2021 and is increasing. More than 10,000 hectares have burned scrub, grass, pine trees and wooded area. For comparison, the 2019 Gran Canaria fire, also very dangerous due to its proximity to towns and due to the orography, burned 12,000 hectares ".
In extinguishing the fire, declared Level 2Half a thousand troops from the region work, as well as from the surrounding communities, in addition to those contributed by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge and the Ministry of Defense.
The fires are coinciding with one of the harshest heat waves with temperatures up to 47.4 degrees in Córdoba, record for absolute maximum temperature in Spain.