By Tara Rippin • 15 February 2021 • 10:19
Firefighters tackle two forest fires in Axarquia just hours apart at the weekend.
FORTUNATELY, nobody was hurt in either incident, but there was considerable damage caused to the land.
The Provincial Consortium of Firefighters of Malaga were first called out to an agricultural fire on land close to Km 3 on the MA-4104 on Sunday morning, February 14.
The flames caused considerable damage, and the fire is believed to have been caused by “uncontrolled burning’ at the site.
Hours later, at 4pm, fire crews were despatched to another out of control agricultural fire in the Boca de las Cañadas area the municipality of Arenas.
On this occasion, the Firefighters Consortium together with Andalucian Forest Fire Extinction Service (INFOCA) required the assistance of a ‘heavy extinguishing vehicle’, an environmental team and a group of forest firefighters.
Around three hours later, just after 7pm, INFOCA announced via Twitter that the fire was under control.
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