Here are the latest updates on the wildfires currently affecting the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, as of Friday 25th August 2023.
The forest fires that have been ravaging the pine forests of northern Tenerife since Tuesday 15th August are finally considered to be stabilized after a 48 hour period without spreading or increasing in size.
There is still a good chance that fires will re-ignite due to the high temperature and wind but firefighters are on standby to tackle any fires should they break out. It is not over just yet, with continued efforts to prevent and tackle re-ignitions, but the outlook look positive.
In another piece of welcome news, and another indication that the end is in sight, the final evacuation notices have been lifted meaning all residents can now return to their homes.
The air quality remains poor, especially in the north, where the use of a face mask is still recommended.
- The fire is now considered 'stabilized' following a 48 hour period without spreading or increasing in size
- Over 14,600 hectares have been affected thus far
- Nobody has been injured or killed in the fire so far
- Roads into Teide National Park remain closed
- Air quality is poor, especially in the north where the use of a face mask is recommended
If you're concerned about the fires and how they might affect your holiday, check out our guide that includes frequently asked questions.