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More than 400 participate in emergency fire fighting tasks of Moratalla (02/07/2012)

More than 400 land and air of the Civil Protection Plan for Wildfire Emergency in the Region of Murcia (Infomur Plan) and other safety and emergency services work together in the work of extinguishing the fire in the natural setting of Moratalla and Calasparra , which originated at noon yesterday in Hellin (Albacete).

In the safety device and suppression of fire, now deployed in the affected area, forest land involved six brigades, three helicopter transport crews, firefighters Consortium for Fire Fighting and Rescue Region of Murcia, and six sections of the Emergency Military Unit (UME).

In the fire area are working two helicopters of the Presidential, who joined five other seaplanes FOCA Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and two helicopter gunships KAMOV type.

The presidential advisor, Manuel Campos, said the priority action of the extinguishing work focuses on the two active centers placed in areas of Salmeron and Cenajo, while special emphasis on the importance of controlling the fire perimeter, especially in the fire located in the province of Albacete, where the flames are most active.

He pointed out that the area burned in the Region of Murcia could be around 800 hectares of pine forest and scrub, "this figure could be lower in the absence of a more accurate measurement techniques via GPS, which would determine the exact result of the fire. "

The head of the Ministry stressed that the regional government "has put on the ground all necessary emergency effective to extinguish the flames as quickly as possible, which, thanks to favorable weather conditions, presented a lower altitude, which is facilitating the work of extinction. "

The operation, whose coordination is being conducted from the Advanced Command Post located in the municipality of Calasparra, is acting "absolute and perfect coordination" with the means of the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha "to meet the most immediate. "

Operating night

The regional government remain in the area, as stated by the Minister Manuel Campos, a device Night "to firmly maintain the action against the flames and avoid any risk that might revive small hot spots," and stressed that "the aim is to give for stabilized in the coming hours. "

Thus, in the next few hours remain in the forest five brigades in the municipalities of Moratalla, Caravaca de la Cruz, White, and Calasparra Cehegín, which will add 25 people from the Military Emergency Unit with a mother vehicle and three pumpers.

These media have to add staff coordination and logistical support from the Advanced Command Post, Mobile Unit Transfer, environmental agents and Civil Defence volunteers.

Source: CARM

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