By Cathy Elelman • 13 March 2020 • 11:25
SCORCHED: The Lubrin blaze burned through around 15 hectares
CREDIT: Plan Infoca Facebook @PlanINFOCA
WILDFIRES in Lubrin and Berja this week affected some 19 hectares, the Andalucia Plan Infoca firefighting service said.
Both fires broke out on Wednesday. The blaze in the El Pocico area of Lubrin was the biggest, leaving approximately 15 hectares scorched.
Plan Infoca reported that although the fire was at no point serious, the landscape made it difficult for firefighting teams to access the area. By early evening the fire was under control, but firefighters remained on the scene first thing on Thursday to ensure it was completely extinguished.
The Berja blaze started up around lunchtime in the Rey Chico zone and burned through around four hectares. Plan Infoca said by it had been stablised by the afternoon and controlled by midnight.
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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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