Residents evacuated after forest fire in Riba-roja de Turia de Valencia

Residents evacuated after forest fire in Riba-roja de Turia de Valencia

The residents of an urbanization in the Valencian town of Riba-roja de Turia have been evacuated after a forest fire broke out.

As reported this afternoonThursday, June 23, by the Firefighters of the Valencian Community, and Emergencies 112CVA fire that broke out near the town of Riba-roja de Turia at approximately 5:30 p.m. has been declared a forest fire shortly before 6:00 p.m.

The fire started on the edge of the CV-370, and a unit of Forest Firefighters was mobilized by the Generalitat Valenciana. They were accompanied by a fire truck, a plane, three Valencia Fire Brigade crews, a 112 helicopter and a helicarrier brigade.

Consequently, the Emergency Coordination Center of the Generalitat Valenciana has established situation 1 of the Special Plan against the Risk of Forest Fires. Two extra planes were deployed, along with three helicopters and a request from the firefighters for the presence of the Ecological Transition amphibians.

As a precaution, due to the proximity of the fire to the Masia de Traver urbanization, local police officers have evacuated the residents.

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