Los Montesinos on fire

A FIRE claimed a significant portion of the vegetation of the Finca de La Marquesa in Los Montesinos.

Though there were no personal injuries, one-third of the land, or 14,500 square metres were destroyed in the blaze; this included dozens of varieties of palm and pine trees.

The blaze began some time before 7am and was reported by passersby and construction workers on the property. Firefighters and the numerous Guardia Civil officers responded.

It was not until 10am that the fire was considered under control.

Though the cause was not determined, authorities have not ruled out arson, especially since this was the second fire on the property in the last month.

Residents of Los Montesinos are known to visit the estate once a year in honor of the Virgin of Rosario. Currently the town is working for the property to be officially recognized as a Point of Cultural Interest by the Culture Council.

Coincidentally, while the property was ablaze, there was another fire in a commercial warehouse hundreds of metres away. However, the cause of that fire was attributed to the improper burning of residual pallets.

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