The City of Totana has received authorization for the use of fires for the preparation of typical dishes coinciding with the pilgrimage of Santa Eulalia on Saturday January 13, as reported by the councilor for the Environment, Antonia Camacho.
The Directorate General of the Natural Environment of the Ministry of Environment has informed the Consistory totanero the permission for the lighting of fires, with certain limitations and precautions, to prepare the typical dishes provided for this day of Saturday, from 6:00 to the 8:00 pm on the occasion of this pilgrimage.
The use of vegetable and gaseous fuel has been authorized for the lighting of fires, taking place in recreational areas where there are fixed and permanent infrastructures specially enabled for this purpose.
The fires with vegetal fuel will be made exclusively in fixed infrastructures, in the recreational areas, destined for that purpose (barbecues), and the ignition of fires with gaseous fuel will be able to be realized in all the surface enabled for such purpose in the recreational areas .
Immediate area and following recommendations
In case the barbecues are occupied, it will be allowed to fire in the area closest to them, always in an area free of inflammable material;
and the ignition will be subject to the wind being calm, with a speed not exceeding 5 kilometers / hour.
In addition, it is recommended to avoid smoking, lighting fires, throwing cigarette butts or any other action that entails risk of fire in any area with vegetation;
and it is totally forbidden to use pyrotechnic products.
In the same way, each group will be responsible for leaving the fire completely extinguished at the end of the allowed time, so that there are no embers;
and this must ensure at all times for the good state of cleanliness and care of the environment, collecting the waste in bags and depositing them in containers.
Users must follow at all times the recommendations of the staff of the services that will make up the security and emergency device for conducting fires.
The displaced environmental agents will also report on the ideal areas to make gas fire, according to the bounded areas.
In addition, for reasons of conservation of the biodiversity of the Sierra Espuña regional park and the danger of accumulation of fuel and security against the risk of forest fire, no fire will be allowed to enter or ignite in surrounding forest areas. natural.
Likewise, users will be at the disposal of environmental agents according to the risk circumstances contemplated in the authorization or that may occur during the course of the activity due to the particular conditions of the place.