More homes evacuated as the Sierra Bermeja blaze spreads

Sierra Bermeja declared a disaster zone by the Government. image: Twitter

THE National Police have had to evacuate more homes as the Sierra Bermeja blaze spreads nearer to residential properties

According to a statement from the Provincial Fire Brigade Consortium (CPB), the National Police are now carrying out more evacuations in the Estepona districts of ​​Los Quiñones, south of Cuesta de Ronda, as the Sierra Bermeja blaze that has been burning out of control since Thursday, September 9 continues to spread closer to residential properties, with officers from the Local Police also participating.

There are already an estimated 1014 evicted people evacuated, belonging to the Forest Hills, Abejeras urbanizations, and around the scattered homes of Peñas Blancas on the MA-8301 road, Charca de la Extranjera, Huerta Padron, Castor river, and Velerin river in Estepona, as well as Montemayor urbanization in Benahavis.
The home confinement that had been requested in Genalguacil and Jubrique by the emergency services earlier today, Friday, September 10, has now been lifted, although residents are still being asked to avoid unnecessary trips in the area, and in fact, Infoca has widened the cut of the MA-8301 road, which was originally closed from Km1.
As night draws down, the fire is still spreading uncontrollably, having already cost the life of one firefighter yesterday, with the incident being raised to a level 2 on Friday, and all firefighters operating at ground level have been pulled out, leaving the aerial assets to continue combatting the fire from above, as reported by malagahoy.es.

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Chris King

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. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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