By Cathy Elelman • 08 September 2020 • 21:54
MARBELLA’S Playa Padre beach bar was in flames this afternoon, Spanish press are reporting.
This makes it the second year in a row that the chiringuito has suffered a fire.
Today’s blaze has reportedly caused considerable damage, although it is not on the scale of the destruction from the fire which broke out at the establishment at the beginning of 2019.
On that occasion it was pretty much destroyed.
The reports say that four teams of firefighters worked to bring today’s fire under control after beach bar employees tried to douse the flames with fire extinguishers.
By around 8pm the situation was more or less stable, with firefighters remaining at the scene to make sure the blaze is fully out.
There was no information on what might have started the fire.
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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.
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