By John Smith • 12 July 2018 • 18:28
A MAJOR wildfire has been declared on the Costa del Sol this evening (Thursday 12 July) and there are reports of two fires above La Cala de Mijas.
Ash has been falling as far away as Fuengirola and the Mijas Fire Brigade has posted a short video on its Twitter feed showing at least one fire.
Helicopters have been scrambled and are dropping water on the flames and it appears that some people may have to be evacuated from their homes.
One report suggests that a sanctuary for horses and ponies may also be in danger.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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