Residents of ESTEPONA gathered to bid farewell to the troops of the Emergency Military Unit (EMU) who had fought the fire in Sierra Bermeja
Residents of Estepona bid farewell today, Tuesday, September 14, to the troops of the Emergency Military Unit (UME), who had been drafted to help fight the Sierra Bermeja blaze which was finally brought under control. around 6:45 am this morning, after burning for nearly a week, being lowered from level 2 to zero, after a fire that saw six municipalities evacuated in its wake.
Bursts of applause and loud cheers met the convoy of military vehicles as they exited the area, having participated since the weekend, along with various other emergency services provided by other Autonomous Communities, and those employed by Infoca, whose troops will be staying at the scene for the time being.
Residents had gathered near the roundabout at the exit of the Palacio de Congresos to wave to the military convoy, where the Forward Command Post (PMA) had been set up to coordinate the fire extinguishing operation. , and one of them, a lady called Maria Teresa, who aptly described them Europe Press like “heroes without capes”.
“I have no words to say what happened here in Estepona. From my house window you could see all the fire, the scenery of all the fire and the planes passing over the balcony. Applauding is the least we can do for them. It was a very big fire. These were days of great stress, with a lot of tension, because, in addition, we live very close to the field. It was a very bad experience which will hopefully never happen again. They left their skin and their life ”, as reported laopiniondemalaga.es.
The @UMEgob ejemplifica lo necesario que es para la sociedad un ejército al servicio de la sociedad. Así despide Estepona a efectivos de la UME that han participado en las labores de extinción. Video @Laserpic.twitter.com/1ziAUgrFOg
– Moeh Atitar (@guerraypaz) September 14, 2021
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