Tenerife Wildfires Latest - Sunday Morning 20th August 2023

Here is a summary of the latest update on the wildfires that are currently affecting the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, as of Sunday morning, 20th August 2023.

  • The fire is still burning in the pine forests in the north of the island
  • It now covers over 8,400 hectares
  • Firefighters have declared that 90% of the fires along the southern flank of the perimiter have been stabilised
  • 65km/h winds have caused the fire to spread faster
  • 11 municipalities are affected: Arafo, Candelaria, Guimar, El Rosario, La Victoria, Santa Ursula, La Orotava, La Mantanza, El Sauzal, Los Realejos, and Tacaronte
  • Over 12,000 people have been evacuated for thier own safety
  • Nobody has been injured or killed in the fire so far
  • It’s currently being battled by over 500 firefighters, troops, helicopters and seaplanes
  • Roads into Teide National Park remain closed

This map gives a rough indication of the area affected by the wildfires as of August 20th 2023

If you're concerned about the fires and how they might affect your holiday, check out our guide that includes frequently asked questions.

Tenerife Wildfire Latest Info


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