Firefighters use swimming pool water to battle Axarquia blaze

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Credit: Junta de Andalucia

A FOREST fire in the Totalan mountains area (Axarquia) has been active since 3pm, according to Infoca forest fire fighting and prevention services.

The organisation has said that work to put out the fire is progressing well.

The fire is still active in the Cerro de la Capitana in Totalan. It started just before 3pm, according to witnesses in the Parque Victoria residential complex and La Cala del Moral. The fire brigade is retrieving water from several local residents’ pools.

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Currently, there are three helicopters and a coordination plane working to extinguish the blaze, as well as six teams of expert firefighters (42 in total), and several other vehicles and authorities.

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