In a 10am press conference, Tenerife Cabildo President Ricardo Melchior said fire-fighting efforts will be directed at the only active front remaining this morning, which is about 150 metres long located between Bolico and Santiago del Teide in the Teno Rural Park in the north west of the island of Tenerife.
The fire currently has a perimeter of 11km ( marked in red), with 220 hectares affected.
Those evicted from San José de Los Llanos have been able to return to their homes to attend to their livestock.
Those able-bodied who wish to have returned to Santiago del Teide.
The west flank of the fire, near Monte del Agua, in the Erjos-El Tanque area is now the focus of attention of the fire-fighting services.
Currently active are two Canarian Government helicopters, the Environment Dept’s Kamov helicopter, together with a Cabildo helicopter, members of the Cabildo’s Brifor (forestry brigade), the Army, Consorcio de Bomberos, Red Cross, Anaga Emergency Services (AEA ), Canarian Emergency Services (SUC), TRAGSA (a private environmental contractor), Various branches of the Policía Local, Policía Canaria and the Guardia Civil.
The TF-82, TF-373, and the TF-436 all remain closed to the public.
The Canarian Government have requested a fourth hydroplane from the Mainland it is expected to arrive this evening, but its exact deployment has not yet been given.
The Buenavista to Las Portelas road is open up to kilometer 10.3.
The fire’s perimeter has increased to 14km with damage to 360 hectares. 300 people remain evacuated from their homes.
Controlled access has been allowed to Erjos and Masca, though Erjos remains evacuated because of the danger of combustible material in the area. Los Carrizales remains evacuated.
The hydroplane expected this evening has suffered a fault and will not now arrive until tomorrow morning. The authorities hope that the fire will be able to be stabilized tomorrow.
Meanwhile the fire in La Gomera is still burning and has affected 533 hectares.
The President of the La Gomera Cabildo, Casimiro Curbelo, has begged for further air help to fight the fire which is still raging out of control. Firefighters are working in 38º heat and 50km/h winds, and one of the three active fronts of the fire is now heading for El Cedro in the Garajonay National Park.
The active front of the fire is located between Las Hayas and the Garajonay National Park.
The Southern front at El Cercado, Chipude and the heights above Valle Gran still has some hot spots.
Nine aerial units are currently engaged in fighting the La Gomera Fire.