By Euro Weekly News Media • 25 June 2015 • 16:10
TWO teenaged Scottish tourists are believed to have caused a forest fire on the uninhabited island of Sa Porrassa, located off the coast of Magaluf.The dense smoke curtain could be seen on Wednesday afternoon from several points on the Calvia coast. At around 8.30pm, barely an hour and a half after it began, the fire was extinguished after burning down more than two hectares.The two youngsters are reported to have tried fleeing the scene in a pedalo. However, they were caught shortly after by Guardia Civil, who will not be pressing charges against them as they believe the fire to have been an accident caused by a cigarette butt.Most of Mallorca was yesterday at a high risk for fires as it had been alerted by the Emergency Services 112.The Porrassa Island, although uninhabited, is a popular stop for tourists who spend their vacations in the Magaluf area.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing email@example.com, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.