“Although it is understood that the risk of fire is high (…) there are works that can be carried out under these conditions and as such, a ban of this type leads to the deprivation of a fundamental right, which is the right to work”, warns ANEFA in a statement.

In addition, ANEFA ensures that there are works, which “even by their nature”, contribute to a “reduction of the existing biomass”, reducing the risk of fire, in the case of loading and transport operations and that allow a “monitoring of the areas in question”, preventing any criminal attempt to spread the fires.

The association recognises, however, that there are works that “should not be effectively carried out at certain times” and says it knows that “it is not easy to monitor” this situation, given that the occurrence of these phenomena of a climatic nature will be increasingly frequent.

However, they warn that “this increase in frequency” also brings with it, taking into account the current procedure, an “increased difficulty for companies” in “being able to financially support” this situation.