Controlled fire on Mount Ezkaba (Navarre)

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Peter Kavinsky

Pamplona, ​​21 September (EFE) — Firefighters believe the fire is under control, which broke out early yesterday on Mount Ezkaba and forced central and regional authorities to mobilize four aircraft and six helicopters. apart from the ground forces.

Approximately 70 firefighters worked all night doing finishing and refreshing work, and at dawn, the Pamplona ring road (PA-30) between Villava and Noain, as well as the Escaba tunnels closed yesterday from the N-121-A side, so the traffic situation returned to normal, it was reported Efe sources in the government of Navarre.

And they added that those responsible for the operation first met at the forward command post in the morning to assess further steps and the need for air resources.

Despite the mobilized resources and the proximity of the fire to settlements, the fire did not pose a danger to them or to nearby industrial areas, so no eviction was required.

Yes, the Navarre Forest Civil Protection Plan has been upgraded to level 2, which is effective from July 11, and 1 coordinator aircraft, 3 cargo aircraft on the ground, two of them from Agoncillo (La Rioja) and 6 helicopters, two from Eheia (Zaragoza) and Lubia (Soria).

In addition, members of the Forest Guard, the Foral Police, the Civil Guard, the local police from Ansoan, Berriozar, Berrioplano, Burlada and Villava, as well as volunteers from the Red Cross and Vice President of the Government of Navarre, Javier Remirez, went to the scene to assess the fire situation. along with those in charge of the operation after the air resources were withdrawn at nightfall.

Peter Kavinsky

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