A FIRE broke out this evening on the Costa del Sol in the Campo Mijas area, just off the AP-7 motorway.
Firemen have been tackling the blaze for a number of hours since sightings of flames were first reported at around 6.15pm.
Smoke could be seen from vantage points in the surrounding area including the N340 road, and dense smoke could be seen from as far away as Malaga Airport.
Firemen worked tirelessly on the ground to stop the advancing fire fronts, and three helicopters were deployed to drop water on the flames from above.
Police had closed local roads in the area in order to stop people getting too close to the flames.
According to INFOCA, the fire has been stabilised and is now under control, no longer posing a threat to life or property.