Firefighters to the rescue after giant cactus calamity in Spain

Firefighters to the rescue after giant cactus calamity in Spain

Credit: Consorcio Bomberos Alicante Twitter

In a spiky mission, firefighters from Spain’s Benidorm tackled a giant cactus.

The Alicante Fire Brigade were called out to an unusual scene on Wednesday, May 4. The officers were left tackling a prickly situation after a giant cactus fell over on a public road when the area was hit by strong winds and storms.

Taking to Twitter the Alicante Fire Brigade commented on the spiky situation and said: “Yesterday in Benidorm we had to intervene in the removal of a huge cactus 🌵 fallen on the public road because of the storm and the strong gusts of wind that we are suffering!

“#bomberos #cpba #enaccion” 

The officers also tackled other dangerous situations caused by the storm. On Ibiza Street, strong winds had caused a large billboard to crash to the ground appearing to hit a car. They tackled the fallen debris with officers from the local and national police in Benidorm.

In a tweet, the firefighters commented: “Last night in Benidorm in Ibiza Street and due to the strong wind we had to intervene together with the Local Police and the National Police in the removal of a billboard fallen to the pavement!” 

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