The City Council closes the Floridablanca garden and marks the Artillery Barracks due to the risk of tree branches falling
The thermometers hovered around 40 degrees in the Region this Saturday during a suffocating day that will continue on Sunday, when the Aemet maintains the orange alert for high temperatures.
The maximum temperature was recorded in Archena at three in the afternoon, when the station of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) registered 39.3 degrees. Precisely in the district of La Algaida in this municipality a bush fire was registered, on the banks of the Segura river, which had to go to suffocate two helipcopters, forest brigades, environmental agents and firefighters from the Regional Fire Extinction Consortium.
In Murcia capital 39.2 degrees were reached on the official meters. The city’s thermometers, which always give a few degrees higher, read 45 at some times of the day. The intense heat forced the Floridablanca garden to be closed, as well as to mark the Artillery Barracks, where there is a ficus. Technicians from the Department of Parks and Gardens inspected the green areas this Saturday to check the state of the trees, since high temperatures increase the risk of falling branches, so the City Council intends to minimize the danger for pedestrians . The palm grove of Santiago and Zaraíche was also closed for some hours of the day. Sources of 112 indicated on the afternoon of this Saturday that no incident had been attended due to the heat.