WATCH: Almost 100 firefighters tackle wildfire in southern Spain overnight

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WILDFIRE: In the Cerro Morototón area of El Burgo, Malaga. Photo Credit; Twitter / @Plan_INFOCA

A WILDFIRE was been declared in the Malaga province in Andalucia, southern Spain, this evening (Wednesday) at 7.15pm.

Eighty specialist INFOCA firefighters have been deployed to tackle the blaze in the Cerro Morototón area of El Burgo.

Three helicopters that were initially dropping water on the flames have been stood down as darkness fell.

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Ground crews, however, will continue tackling the blaze through the night as they work to stabilise it.

UPDATE:

23:45 – INFOCA has declared the wildfire as ‘controlled’

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