Fire on Mijas road devours scrubland

A brush fire blazed beside the Mijas road this late this afternoon, (June 11) before being extinguished by the rapid reaction of the emergency services.

The stench of burnt scrubland hung in the air just two kilometres from the outskirts of Mijas pueblo as two fire engines with helicopter support brought the blaze under control. Fire Chief Manuel Moral – who was in charge of the operation on site – told the Euro Weekly News: “It doesn’t look like anybody has been hurt at this time, just agricultural land has been affected, it hasn’t damaged any houses.”

The smoke drifting across the main road clouded the 30 or more Police, Guardia Civil and firefighters as they kept the traffic moving as helicopters bombarded the area with water.

At 7.45pm, Manuel consulted with the Mijas fire department and declared the fire under control. Aerial saturation continued as the emergency services on the ground beat-out the borders of the scorched landscape.

Chief Moral said: “It’s unlikely an investigation will be launched into the cause, but that’s the decision of the environmental department of the local council.”

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