“We can consider a large part of the perimeter under consolidation, except for two or three small re-ignitions that are being worked on with the important support of the air assets”, said Miguel Fonseca, in a statement made at 1:00 pm.

The official added that he had “good expectations for the afternoon”, because, despite the rise in temperature, the wind will remain with the same intensity and in the same direction, until around 18:00, which will “give some comfort in planning”.

“We have more than 90% of the perimeter in consolidation, except for these two reactivations. We don't have any active front, they are just localised reactivations”, said Miguel Fonseca.

At 1.30pm, 449 personnel, 138 vehicles and seven air assets were still fighting the fire.