Fire in Teulada – 15 people evacuated

Fire in Teulada-Moraira Credit: Teulada-Moraira Council, Facebook

15 people were forced from their homes on April 8 in Teulada-Moraira, after the fireworks at the San Vicente Ferrer celebration started a forest fire.

According to the Guardia Civil, Teulada residents in the affected area were fleeing their homes and saving their vehicles, when the spread of the fire damaged some of the cars and burnt 2.5 hectares of a nearby brush.

Two horses were injured but rescued from the fire. The only houses affected were non-residential and abandoned.

According to the authorities, the fire began near the town´s cemetery and firefighters were immediately alerted . 

The mayor, Raul Llobel, urged people to stop letting off fireworks and to clear the roads to facilitate the work of the firefighters, the Local Police and the Guardia Civil

Although the reaction of the authorities was quick, so was the growth of the fire, due to the weather conditions. 

The wind pushed the fire towards crops near the sports court where the fireworks were originally set off. Due to the dry vegetation of the area, the fire grew with concerning speed. 

The firefighters stabilised the fire at 12.30am and by 2.15am it was considered to be completely under control. 

Happily, no-one was injured

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.


    • Chris Small

      11 April 2024 • 13:49

      I fail to understand why the mayor even let the fireworks go ahead given how dry the vegetation in the area is at this time, with a ban on bbq’s ecetera, in place at this time, and given how windy it has become over the last week, ten days very quickly. It is regrettable that local councils tend to jump on infractions by those living in the various villages around the area, which are not generally life threatening. Whilst this, had the potential for lose of life if things went wrong, (as they did), are allowed, as it is run by the council. Double standards are generally remembered for a long, long time by the local populous!

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