Forest Fire In Haria
On Sunday night a fire broke out of the barranco above Haria, destroying an area of pine trees. The fire service were called at 2030 and battled the flames until 0315 on Monday morning, when it was finally extinguished. 45,000 litres of water was used in the operation, and an area of about 20,000 M2 was damaged. The spread of the fire was exacerbated by very high temperatures over the last few days, and a strong wind. There was no damage to people or property. The Guardia Civil are investigating the cause.
Gran Canaria Fire
Another devastating fire has broken out in the forests of Gran Canaria this week, just days after the last one was put out. Over 20 KM2 is on fire currently (Monday) and around 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Lanzarote has sent a team of firefighters and a paramedic support unit to help.
Cabildo Approves Murals On Airport Bike Route
The Cabildo has approved an art project to paint murals on the bike pathway between the airport and Playa Honda. Local artists will begin work over the next few days.
Aeropuerto César Manrique
Although the name of the airport changed officially some six months ago, the new signage has only just been installed above the main entrance to terminal 1.
The very high temperatures over the weekend have dropped to a more normal 30 degrees on Monday. Highs of 35 were recorded in various parts of the island on Saturday, falling only to 24 overnight. The UV remains high at 11, but the evenings should be more comfortable with a low of 21 degrees in the coming days.
Binter Flights To Peninsular
Binter, the inter island flight company, has announced new routes from the islands to Murcia, Pamplona and Zaragoza. There will be two flights a week to each airport, and you will be able to connect from Lanzarote to Gran Canaria on one ticket. The new flights should start in the autumn.
We have another alert for high temperatures this week. Highs of up to 36 degrees are expected on Friday and Saturday. Stay hydrated, and re apply sun cream regularly as the UV is very high.
Papagayo Road Improvements
The 3KM track that leads to the Papagayo beaches is being improved this week with the addition of new aggregate and compacting. The work is being carried out in the afternoons to minimise disruption to traffic.
Cruise Passengers Heading For Record
In the first six months of the year 284,000 cruise ship passengers have visited Lanzarote, and it is expected that by the end of 2019 the total will reach a record of around 500,000.
We already have some Lanzarote carnival dates for 2020.
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