|Fire brigade at work in Macayo yesterday (Image © gomeratoday)|
A small fire in brush and undergrowth in the Macayo area of Vallehermoso in La Gomera's northwest was reported yesterday at 1:50pm and a unit of the fire brigade was dispatched to the location immediately. The fire was declared as completely extinguished at ten past four in the afternoon. The fire brigade praised the rapid intervention of locals living nearby who fought the fire until their arrival, resulting in very small a burnt area of only about 100 square metres.
This time of the year such fires are a rare occurrence and there had even been some fog and light drizzle in the area in the morning.