Small fire in Carboneras (Almeria) was easily controlled within an hour

CARBONERAS FIRE: Extinguished before it could spread Photo credit: Infoca

RAPID action by Infoca prevented a small fire in Carboneras from developing into something more serious on August 13.

Andalucia’s body that is dedicated to fighting forest fires first reported the fire in Carboneras’ Saltador Alto area at 11am  and within an hour announced that it was under control.

Owing to the inaccessible lie of the land, seven forest-firefighters were flown in by a light helicopter, together with an operational expert and an Environmental officer.

All remained on the scene, hosing down the zone to prevent possible rekindling for some time afterwards.

The Carboneras fire was preceded by another on the evening of August 10, affecting 9.5 hectares, this time in Las Hortichuelas inside the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park.  This took longer to control, as Infoca informed that it was not officially extinguished until 10pm the following day.

 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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