The Mayor of Funchal, Miguel Silva Gouveia, officially made available this morning a brigade of the Firefighters of Funchal to combat the serious fires that are currently taking place in the Canary Archipelago, contacting the Canarian Government, the Cabildo. Gran Canaria and the City Hall of Las Palmas, the capital of the Archipelago.
“In the light of the serious forest fires that occur in the Canary Islands, with a particular impact on the island of Gran Canaria, I express my solidarity with the people of Funchal and all of our residents towards the affected population and towards them. all those who fight the flames “, can be read in the letter sent by Miguel Silva Gouveia.
“We also express our respect and support for our Canarian Municipalities, repaying the support expressed in the recent catastrophic fires of 2016 that have significantly affected the city of Funchal. Volunteer’s of Funchal, promptly ready to travel to the archipelago with the mission of combating and protecting people, goods and the environment. “
The CMF is now awaiting a response from the entities concerned so that it can then take all necessary steps to send the Funchal firefighters to the neighboring archipelago, hoping that this situation can be resolved as soon as possible.