Former Casa dos Cantoneiros in the Espinhaço de Cão mountain range is already under construction

Equipment will be used to pre-position means of fighting rural fires

Redevelopment work is already underway to adapt and prepare the old Casa dos Cantoneiros, located in Serra do Espinhaço de Cão, in order to serve as an advanced post of the surveillance and combat system for rural fires, announced the Association of Municipalities Terras do Infant.

The equipment will be “a strategic pre-positioning post for combat assets, and respective brigade, within the scope of combating rural fires, with an incidence in the hot season, facilitating prevention and first intervention operations in the territories of the municipalities of Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo, given their location», explains Terras do Infante.

To this end, the building will now have male and female dormitories, a common kitchen/pantry and sanitary facilities, as well as space reserved for communications and technical work.

The contract, which has already begun, was awarded for around 310 thousand euros, with an execution period of 240 days.