By Chris King •
Published: 10 Sep 2021 • 20:40
Emergency services warn of high risk of 'fire rain' from Sierra Bermeja blaze.
THERE is a high risk of a phenomenon known as ‘fire rain’ from the Sierra Bermeja blaze and people are advised to stay indoors to avoid the risk of getting burned
Alberto Benitez, the mayor of Jubrique has reported that the two large clouds of smoke seen emanating from the massive Sierra Bermeja forest fire have led to the confinement of more than 1,000 people to their homes, until further notice, under the risk of a phenomenon called ‘fire rain’ that could drop out from these clouds and burn people.
According to 112 Emergencias Andalucia, there are pyrocumulus, or clouds of smoke, one over each village of Jubrique and Genalguacil, a phenomenon that usually occurs vertically, but this time they have expanded horizontally, and that poses, they have informed the mayor, a “risk of fire rain”.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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