10.30 am: In the latest update on the fire in Tenerife the President of the Tenerife Cabildo, Ricardo Melchior, said the fire as mostly now under control and would be reduced to a level one alert at midday.
There are, according to Melchior, just two hotspots remaining in the Barranco del Agua, which are the remains of a fire that has devastated around 270 hectares of land and led to hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes.
This morning’s downgrading of the fire risk means that the remaining 255 residents, still unable to return home, will be able to do so.
Meanwhile, the TF-373, which connects Erjos to Icod, has been reopened to traffic. However, two sections of the TF-82 remain closed between km 17,5 to 21,5; and the TF-436 is closed from Las Portelas to Santiago del Teide. Suspended bus lines 460 and 325 are expected to be running again later today.
The authorities have, once again, reminded people taking part in the annual pilgrimage to Candelaria to take extreme care and stick to the designated routes.
The TF-82 and TF-436 both now reopened, and all bus lines running normally.
The Mayor of Los Silos has told the Spanish press that there are signs that the El Tanque fire was started intentionally.