Firefighters fight eight fires in Catalonia and the Generalitat has warned of the “extreme seriousness” of the situation


There are two largest magnitudes: one at Artesa de Segre (Lleida) and one at Corbera d’Ebre (Tarragona), the other six, of lesser intensity, possibly caused by lightning strikes.

A firefighter looks at the fire in Artesa de Segre (Lleida).
A firefighter looks at the fire in Artesa de Segre (Lleida).Ramon GabrielEFE
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Work in the Extinction of the Generalitat’s firefighters I Catalunya. i light a fireHowever the two largest magnitudes are: Artesa de Segre (Lleida)which already affects about 500 hectares of vegetation, and Corbera d’Abre (Tarragona)Where it operates in an area of ​​220 hectares.

As reported by the firefighters, at 1:11 pm they were informed of the fire that affected the nucleus of Baldomar, Clua and Os de BalaguerreIn Artesa de Segre (Lleida), where they have asked neighbors to confine themselves to the smoke, although twenty residents of Clue prefer to leave their homes.

Apart from this, 54 people have been evacuated from the house of a group, out of which around 40 were minors, while those responsible were OS Camping They have voluntarily decided to close down the establishment.

Although the fire has so far affected about 500 hectares in Artesa de Segre, those responsible for the fire department estimate that the fire is likely. can reach 20,000 hectares,

55 ground crew and four air assets (two command helicopters and two bombers) are working on this fire.

Firefighters have the support of city councils and farmers, who, with their tractors, contribute to plowing the fields to give soldiers a place to deal with the fire.

In case of Corbera d’Abre fire, alert received at 2:54 pm and flames engulfed the area CamposcienceWhere 40 ground crew and six air assets (two command helicopters, two bombers and two surveillance and attack aircraft) work.

The fire has spread to secondary sources and firefighters have had to request the closure of TV-7333 road. Fatarella and Villalba dels Arxo,

storms that come from Aragani And displacing air toward the area of ​​the fire complicates the extinction, although firefighters have managed to drive the fire to an area of ​​fields, near the road.

Rural agents have set up a perimeter of the affected area and firefighters have been distributed over an area of ​​over 200 hectares to tackle this fire.

Representative of the Generalitat in Lleida, burnt soloIt has said that the “situation is extremely serious” and stressed that there is no need to express any regret for the personal loss.

The other six fires that firefighters are working on, for now, are of low intensity and are likely to be due to lightning in the Lleida areas.

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