Firefighters avert ‘serious consequences’ after forest fire on the Costa Blanca

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Firefighters prevented ‘serious consequences’ after a forest fire broke out in Los Montesinos on the Costa Blanca.

THREE hectares of scrub were destroyed as firefighters battled the flames for three hours, pulling in air and ground resources.

But, according to the Provincial Consortium, there could have been “serious consequences” as the blaze started close to a number of greenhouses and an urbanisation.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at 11am yesterday, with sources claiming “the high flammability of the terrain facilitated the spread of the fire.”

The forest brigade of Guardamar del Segura and the full complement of firefighters of Torrevieja were on the scene, along with Local Police officers from Los Montesinos.

Early investigations suggest the blaze started after the burning of vegetation got out of control.

A spokesperson said “the fire was on the verge of burning several greenhouses, although the rapid intervention of the firemen prevented it.”

It was added that “there is also an urbanisation in the vicinity of the accident area, although it was not necessary to evacuate as the flames were far from the inhabited area and the firemen managed to control the fire.”

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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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