UPDATE: Fire in the area of Calle La Cala-Entrerríos in Mijas Malaga, Spain

UPDATE: Fire in the area of Calle La Cala-Entrerríos in Mijas Malaga, Spain

Firefighters are already at the scene.

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 26, 06:00.PM: Unfortunately the fire is gaining momentum and several houses have been evacuated in the Vitania area.

Mijas Town Hall has confirmed the Cultural Centre has been opened for anyone who has been evacuated.

Mijas Town Hall has activated the Municipal Emergency Plan for this fire, which has already forced the eviction of homes in the Vitania urbanisation.

At 4:40.PM  level 1 of the Emergency Plan for Forest Fires of the Autonomous Community (INFOCA) due to the fire in La Majadilla-La Roza was declared.

The fire started around 15:30 on Tuesday, July 26.

The fire is mainly affecting houses in the Vitania urbanisation, where houses have been evacuated.

At the moment, the Mijas Fire Brigade and INFOCA are working with 6 aerial resources (2 ground loading planes, a medium helicopter, another medium-heavy helicopter, a Super Puma and a Kamov), 90 forest firefighters, four operations technicians, three environmental agents, an extinguishing technician and five lorries.

Local Police of Mijas, Proteccion Civil Mijas and the Guardia Civil are also part of the operation.

In addition, the AP-7 has been closed from kilometre 201 to 214 in both directions due to the smoke.

Earlier today the Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Response to Forest Fires (INFOCA) confirmed the news in a tweet that read:

DECLARED #IFMijas, #Malaga.
Means deployed:
🔸 Air: 6
2 🛩️ ground load,
1 🚁 light
1 🚁 medium-heavy
1 🚁 Super Puma
1 🚁 Kamov

Ground: 32 wildland firefighters, 1 operations technician and 1 environmental agent


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