By Cathy Elelman • 22 June 2020 • 15:24
SCORCHED: The Infoca wildfire service estimates the blaze affected some 180 hectares.
CREDIT: INFOCA Twitter @Plan_INFOCA
AFTER an anxious 24 hours for residents in the Turre and Mojacar areas there is relief as the Andalucia Infoca wildfire prevention service reported a wildfire which has ripped through the Sierra Cabera mountains is now under control.
The latest Infoca social media post says firefighting teams are currently working on ensuring the flames are completely out.
The fire broke out early Sunday afternoon in the Llanos de Anton zone of Carboneras on steep mountain sides. By night-time it had got as far as the Mojacar-Turre border area and five planes and seven helicopters were battling to put out the flames alongside teams of forest firefighters.
Some 150 firefighters worked tirelessly throughout the night to stop the “difficult to fight” blaze advancing further, helicopters and planes rejoining the efforts when the light came up.
Infoca estimates the wildfire has affected some 180 hectares of scrubland.
There are no reports anyone was hurt or of damage to property, but two families were evacuated from their homes in Turre as a precaution.
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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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