Motorway near Malaga airport closed as serious wildfire breaks out

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BIG BLAZE: The A-7 motorway has been closed in both directions

A WILDFIRE has forced the closure of the A-7 motorway near Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol.

The flames reportedly broke out in a pine grove near the holiday town’s conference centre.

Police are diverting drivers from around five kilometres away on both sides of the road.

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Andalucia’s wildfire specialist unit INFOCA confirmed that 18 firefighters are currently at the scene, as the blaze appears set to grow due to windy conditions.

UPDATE: Costa del Sol wildfire ‘stabilised’ and motorway reopened

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