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The forest fire declared last Saturday in La Silla has been extinguished (03/09/2020)

The command control post of the fire that was declared in the Sierra de La Silla last Saturday, has officially extinguished this morning the forest fire that affected the municipalities of Bullas, Mula and Cehegín, causing the mobilization of 350 people to suffocate it. In the area, the damage caused by the fire, which has affected some 360 ??hectares of agricultural and forest land, is perfectly appreciated.

Despite this, "coordination between all administrations has been vital to put an end to this fire and prevent an even greater disaster", declared yesterday the Mayor of Bullas, María Dolores Muñoz, accompanied by the Councilor for Citizen Security, Alfonso Manuel Guirado , and the Councilor for Civil Protection, Chari Martínez, on the occasion of the press conference where a balance was made of the situation experienced during the weekend. The strong wind that hit on Saturday afternoon triggered the flames to spread in a very short time to the highest part of La Silla, an area of ??difficult access and "for which the work of the aerial media has been essential." the Mayor explained.

Noting that on Sunday morning up to 9 means were counted between helicopters and seaplanes to quell the flames. "Our gratitude to all the troops who, both from the Infomur Plan of the Region of Murcia and the State, have fought against the fire and who at all times have kept the situation under control, knowing how to act to suffocate it as soon as possible.

to transmit calm given the gravity "says Muñoz. On the causes that could cause it, the first mayor reported that "the initial hypothesis of agricultural burning was dissipating during the weekend and now the investigation is still open and the experts will determine the causes of it." Up to 70 people were evicted from 17 farmhouses and country houses in the area without further regretting damage.

The Bullas City Council will offer advice to all those neighbors who have been affected by the fire to find out what they can do.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Bullas

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