Updated 8.30: Within the last half hour the Military Emergencies Unit has been called in to assist firefighting efforts, as have the La Orotava authorities at the request of the Cabildo.

Original post 15 May: Brifor teams along with two helicopters are battling a fire in the National Park where an area of gorse and bushes is on fire. The photo above is taken from the observatory while the video below shows the conditions. The fire started around 6pm and is in the area between La Fortaleza in the Los Realejos heights and Montaña Blanca, an area much frequented by hikers, and near a forested area. Current indications are that it will quickly be brought under control unless weather conditions change drastically.

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Source: Janet Anscombe

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