The two Forest Fires which have been burning in La Gomera since yesterday are heading for the Garajonay National Park
The fire is now out of control in the Barranco de Benchijigua, this area is virtually impossible to deal with on land. With regard to the front at Chipude, this area is stabilized and the population centres are “relatively safe ” according to Canary Government minister, Javier González Ortiz.
The Kamov helicopter based in Tenerife and the Canary Islands Government helicopter based in El Hierro have moved to La Gomera, where the fire that started in Alajeró has reached the heights of Garajonay, within the National Park, and has cut off the road between San Sebastian de La Gomera and Valle Gran Rey in the south of the island.
Overnight preventive evacuations have taken place in the villages of Chipude and San Sebastian de La Gomera county.
Fire-fighting effords are complicated by the strong winds that are occurring in the area.