Jordi Gassio

By | January 17, 2014

The fire is declared in the municipality of La Riba (Tarragona). It has also forced to cut conventional rail train line. It has been calcined 300 hectares of vegetation. The fire has already burned about 300 hectares of shrubs and pines reconquered in La Riba (Tarragona) still does not control, and their extinction will be difficult since the weather forecast provided winds of 30 to 60 km/h until this Wednesday morning or, even, noon. More than 4,500 Renfe passengers have been affected by the fire. Prevention, rescue and fire extinguishing, Jordi Gassio, director has said that they don’t know when it may have controlled fire, which moves to Alcover (Tarragona) pushed by the wind, which impedes the work of the attack aircraft.

At the moment, the fire has burned about 300 hectares in an area of difficult access and which already suffered forest fires years 1986, 1994 and 2004. Despite this, Gassio has welcomed by the Department of Interior had already laid down the possibility of fire in the area and for this reason had moved air assets available in Catalonia, and cell phones, even the de Girona, columns if this circumstance was given. We are working ctivamente but the fire is not under control yet, pointed out Gassio. A total of 88 terrestrial means and 14 aerial work in the fire declared in the early hours of Tuesday afternoon. The line of the bird, cut fire has caused cut rail service of the AVE between Lleida and Tarragona (line of railway between Madrid and Barcelona) and the conventional line between Montblanc and La Plana, affecting more than 4,500 passengers of Renfe, that have been transported by bus. According to Renfe, so far, 1,771 travelers have been affected in transit and other 3,000 had purchased a ticket of bird for this Tuesday, so the number of affected passengers can amount to up to nearly 5,000. For this reason, Renfe has launched an alternative plan to ensure service to these travellers as they will have a fleet of 40 buses with 2,000 seats in total to complete the journey between Tarragona and Lleida. The trains directly affected by the incidence have been directed to Camp de Tarragona and Lleida, where passengers can take the arranged buses to cover the cut path. RENFE has reported that high-speed trains run between Sants station in Barcelona and Camp de Tarragona, as well as between Madrid-Atocha and Lleida, while between Camp de Tarragona and Lleida offers an alternative bus service. Source of the news: A forest fire in Tarragona forces to cut the line of railway between Barcelona and Madrid


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