By Cathy Elelman • 10 December 2019 • 22:00
MOST AFFECTED: Just under half the area affected by fires in 2018 was in Denia.
AROUND one in two of the wildfires in the Marina Alta area are started intentionally, statistics show.
According to figures from the CREAMA Marina Alta Consortium for Economic Recovery and Activity’s observatory, which collects data on the 33 member municipalities and the region, of the 22 fires in the region in 2018 half were started on purpose.
Just over 27 hectares went up in flames over the year.
Denia was the most affected locality in terms of area, accounting for 48 per cent of the total. With four blazes in 12 months Javea had the highest number of fires.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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