The fire of the summit of Gran Canaria, which began last Saturday, August 17 in Valleseco, has already affected more than 60 kilometers perimeter. This great fire has already burned more than 6000 hectares that have forced the eviction of more than 9,000 people from more than 50 population centers in 8 municipalities of the island. At this moment, no new evacuation is ruled out in case the flames continue moving towards Mogán.
It is also possible that evicted neighbors cannot return home soon. The fire still has not been controlled and emergency services work to extinguish it as soon as possible. The fire is affecting the Tamadaba Natural Park and is very dangerous. If you want to follow your progress closely these apps are the ones that you must download on your phone.
All against the fire!
This application is the most important to follow fires in Spain. It not only notifies you of them worldwide but also houses important data such as state of them and even information that helps identify those responsible for the fires themselves. It is the most complete application to follow fires in Spain and you can download it by clicking here.
Radio Televisión Canaria (RTVC)
Radio Televisión Canaria is the channel that is following, minute by minute, the progress of fire. With this app you can watch the channel even if you don't have it in your DTT and know the state of the fire as well as see the damage it is doing on the island. You can download it from here.
Wildfire Map is very similar to the first app we have shown you. It also shows fires worldwide updated by GPS and with the help of NASA satellites. It is totally free and you can get it by clicking here.
Not everything is bad news. Time seems to help put out the fire and temperatures are expected to drop significantly, to make it easier to extinguish the fire. It is one of the largest in the history of the archipelago and there are more than 16 aircraft working in the area. The priority is to avoid the loss of human lives and try to minimize the impact of fire on all the heritage and assets in the area.
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