Plan to tackle forest fires


The regional government’s forest fire fighting plan for summer 2020 involves more than 1,000 people from various organisations, coordinated by the Valencian security and emergency response agency (AVSRE).

They are facing one of the most difficult forest fire seasons in history, according to councillor for the interior, Gabriela Bravo.

Factors include the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the wettest springs in recent years, forecasts for a very dry summer, and more people being expected to visit inland areas.

Sra Bravo called on the public to act responsibly and call 112 if they suspect any fire, ‘as a call could prevent a big fire and enable the emergency services to act quickly’.

Full report in today’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at


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