| Members of the Infomur Plan have put down a forest fire outbreak in La Garapacha, Fortuna | 1:51 pm.- Members of the Infomur Plan have put down an outbreak of forest fire near the town of La Garapacha, Fortuna, in the foothills of the Sierra de la Pila.Several calls to the 112 Region of Murcia Emergency Coordination Center warned of the start of the fire, indicating that scrub was igniting in an area of ??terraces near the mountain.
A patrol of P.
Local de Fortuna has traveled to the place and has confirmed that the fire extended to a mountain area with very dry esparto scrub, without pines, but with a steep slope.
The residents of the town of La Garapacha have begun to extinguish the fire with their own means.The Environmental Agent with a forestry brigade, firefighters from the Murcia Region Fire Extinction and Rescue Consortium and a helicopter from the DG for Citizen Security and Emergencies with its helicopter brigade have traveled to the place.
The Civil Guard has also been informed.Environmental Agent reported upon reaching the area that the neighbors had prevented the spread of the fire that had spread to the mountain, and there were no longer flames.
The troops have been deployed on the mountainside to finish extinguishing it with the support of the helicopter.
A rapid intervention brigade and the Environmental Crimes Investigation Brigade are incorporated to the extinction tasks.5:37 pm.- Extinguishing technician considers the fire extinguished and reports that the area affected by the outbreak is 5500mts2 of esparto scrub.
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