Firefighters contain the blaze on Mount Teide before it causes too much damage
The Insular Operational Coordination Centre has reported that the forest fire in the Teide National Park has been stabilized by firefighters, who continued to water it during the night, and that it has affected 3.8 hectares of dried grass and broom.
Yesterday, personnel from the Natural Environment area of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Forest Brigades, and the Guardia Civil assisted air resources that watered the area using a Kamov helicopter to extinguish the fire before the wind helped spread it further across the National Park.
Fortunately it was an isolated incident and far enough away from the pine forests to cause any major problem and too much damage in the scale of what could have happened. The Guardia Civil and the fire service are investigating the cause of the fire.
(Image courtesy of Elegant Excursions)