WATCH: Costa del Sol wildfire brought under control

UNDER CONTROL: The blaze was quickly stabilised.

A WILDFIRE which broke out near several Costa del Sol holiday hotspots was brought under control within an hour-and-a-half.

A water-carrying aeroplane, four helicopters, three fire engines equipped with water pumps, two 4×4 vehicles and 54 fire fighters were called in to fight the blaze in the El Higueron area between Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Mijas.

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The fire was reported at 2.25pm and stabilised by 3.55pm, according to specialist wildfire unit INFOCA.


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