By Cathy Elelman • 24 April 2020 • 13:12
BATTLE: Firefighters fought the blaze until the early hours.
CREDIT: Plan Infoca Facebook @PLANInfoca (@bomberoslevante)
A WILDFIRE ripped through 10 hectares of hilly countryside in Cuevas del Almanzora.
Firefighters from the Turre and Albox stations, assisted by a transport and extinction helicopter and a Ministry of Agriculture Kamov helicopter with a 4,500-litre capacity, battled the blaze until the early hours of the morning after it broke out at round 2.30pm on Thursday in the Olla area of the municipality.
Strong gusts of wind hampered efforts to douse the flames.
After some six hours the teams had stabilised the wildfire, but it wasn’t until around 2.30am on Friday that it was fully extinguished, the Andalucia Plan Infoca firefighting service reported on social media.
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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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