Firefighters on Spain’s Costa del Sol tackling second forest blaze in less than 24 hours

CREDIT: Infoca Twitter

Firefighters on Spain’s Costa del Sol are tackling a second forest blaze in less than 24 hours.

AT around 3pm this afternoon, emergency services were alerted to a forest fire in Alhaurín de la Torre, Malaga, according to INFOCA.

An airborne vehicle, the MA-70 helicopter, a Brica, two forest firefighting crews, an environmental officer and a fire engine have been despatched.

Yesterday evening, three aircraft and three firefighting units were deployed to tackle a roaring forest fire in the Casares area.

In addition, reinforcement firefighters from neighbouring Manilva and Estepona came to the rescue to help put out the blaze, which occurred in the Casares area of Jordana.

The fire resulted in the road closure with access to the MA-8300 cut off to motorists.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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