Urbanisations to cooperate in fire prevention

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FLASHBACK: The fire broke out mid-August in scrubland between Estepona Golf and Urbanisation Valle Romano, prompting the evacuation of 600 people from their homes and traffic cut on the 1-7 by km152 for more than an hour. This took place less than two weeks before the fire which raged across the Costa del Sol, destroying


RESIDENTS living in Estepona urbanisations and other houses close to forests and natural parks will be informed how to prevent fires. 

Property owners will have to fill a report, pointing out how many water supply points are available in their urbanisation, which is their evacuation system or what type of vegetation is in their area. They will be assisted by Environment Council experts, if required. Those filling the report will get deductions in the fire extinction charge, in case of an eventual fire.

Three different leaflets with practical guidelines in fire prevention will also be distributed among residents. One will be specifically addressed to those living in isolated homes near forests. A second one is meant for urbanisations near natural parks. And a third one is a general leaflet for the overall population. Some of the suggestions in the leaflets include, for example, how and when dry shrubs and similar weeds should be burnt.

More information: www.lineaverdeestepona.com

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