The Infoca Plan device to prevent and extinguish forest fires in Andalusia continues to work with 14 firefighters and other personnel. It is currently working on the Quesada fire. This fire has been stable since Thursday night, with no flames around its perimeter. However, there are hot spots in the inland areas.
Infoca has posted a tweet stating that an operations technician (TOP), 2 environmental agents, and a transport helicopter were deployed to the area for surveillance, refreshment, and liquidation tasks. In Orcera (Jaen), the forest defense centre (Cedefo), Navalcaballo, and the 14 firefighters.
This fire was declared in the Cazorla Nature Park on Wednesday. It reached such large dimensions that 38 helicopters and 400 professionals were sent to it.
The fire developed topographically during the first hours under the influence of a dry thunderstorm. This area is very steep with steep slopes and rolling elements that hinder the work of Infoca professionals.
The Infoca Commands were faced with a relative humidity of 22 percent in the first minutes and topographical conditions that were not conducive to their operations. They decided to deploy twenty-five aerial and 150 ground resources.
Forest firefighters, operations and exterminators, environmental agents, members from the Provincial Operations Center and Regional Command Group of Eastern Andalusia management, supervisor technicians, managers, logistics personnel, and a Mobile Unit of Meteorology and Transmissions were some of the land resources that were deployed.
The right flank was the most important. To avoid the natural park becoming a continuation, we took advantage of the opportunities that the fire had left in the valley to stop its progression. To the north. These works were done in accordance to the planned extinction strategies. More aerial means were reincorporated on Thursday morning.
Since the declaration of the fire, more than 400 professionals have been deployed to the area to fight extinction. Six fire engines, a Mobile Unit for Meteorology and Transmissions and a Medical Unit for Forest Fires are part of the ground operation. A Mobile Unit for Analysis and Planning is also part of the Ministry for Ecological Transition. The operation also has an Infoca drone and another aircraft that was sent by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge to Albacete.
A total of 38 air assets participated in the event: 10 ground cargo planes and two coordination and observation aircrafts, 10 light transport and firefighting and helicopters, 7 semi-light transport helicopters and helicopters, 6 high-capacity bombers, three of which are from the Ministry, and 3 amphibious planes from the Ministry.