Tenerife Wildfires Latest - Thursday 24th August 2023

Here are the latest updates on the wildfires currently affecting the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, as of Thursday 24th August 2023.

It's been another positive 24 hours for firefighters, with no relevant incidents reported aside from a few hot spots that were acted on quickly.

The outlook remains favorable and authorities believe they will have the blaze 'stabilised' by the end of the day if conditions stay as they are. This does not mean the fires are fully extinguished or that the emergency is over, but we can be cautiously optimistic that the end is in sight.

The latest data indicates that roughly 14,700 hectares have been affected thus far, an area that has been fairly stable for the past couple of days.

Todays efforts will focus on consolidating the perimiter of the blaze to prevent re-activations and spread, particuarly in Guimar.

The air quality remains poor, especially in the north, where the use of a face mask is still recommended.

In summary

  • The fire is still active but authorities believe they may have it 'under control' by the end of the day
  • Over 14,700 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.

Latest Info - Tenerife Wildfires


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