The Ministry of Water, Agriculture and the Environment will increase its staff during the upcoming pilgrimage of Santa Eulalia, which will take place on January 7, so that the neighbors of Totana perform the traditional barbecues.
To this end, it will make available to them the necessary means for the control and safety of visitors.
Specifically, the pilgrimage will have the assistance of environmental agents attached to the Regional Park of Sierra Espuña, with the corresponding forest brigades.
In addition, for greater control of the whole event, that day will be reactivated and equipped with the necessary means the forest watchtower located in Los Algarrobos.
The increase of personnel will allow the use of fire in the barbecues of the recreational areas of 'El Grifo' and 'El Ãngel' and authorize the use of gaseous fire.
As an exceptional measure, it will also propose the use of vegetable fire in a radius of about 100 meters around the barbecues in these two recreational areas.
This information was released today at the Local Citizen Security Board, held in the City of Totana, which was attended by the mayor of the municipality, Juan José Cánovas, representatives of the Government Delegation, as well as responsible for the main office of The Civil Guard in Totana, local police, firefighters, Civil Protection and environmental agents.
The meeting also agreed not to allow access to, or ignite fires, in dangerous areas with heavy accumulation of natural vegetation, for reasons of security against forest fires and conservation of the biodiversity of the regional park.
These areas will be conveniently signposted and communicated to all participants in the pilgrimage.
Thus, the organizers will edit informational and educational material that will be distributed among the participants.