Things are much brighter this morning according to the president of the Tenerife Cabildo, Ricardo Melchior.
Much of the perimeter of the fire, which has burned out of control in Tenerife since Sunday, is under control except the front above Chriche, which remains active.
However, provided there are no changes in the weather, the rest is expected to be brought completely under control today.
Now that the inhabited area of Vilaflor is safe, all resources are being concentrated in Guia de Isora.
The Government confirmed in a press conference at 8am this morning that currently the perimeter of the fire is 41 kms long with almost half the perimeter under control.
Almost one per cent of the vegetation of the island has been affected with around 1,000 hectares of vegetation have been completely burnt.
Residents of Ifonche, Vilaflor and Tijoco Alto were allowed to return to their homes from 1.45pm this afternoon.
The TF583 (Taucho road), the TF585 (Tijoco Alto road) have now been reopened although some roads to the National park are likely to remain closed to the public this weekend to facilitate the clean-up operations.
All recreational activity, of any kind, in the mountain areas is expressly forbidden until further notice.