UPDATE: Wildfire rips through 10 hectares in Cuevas del Almanzora on Spain’s Costa Almeria

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BATTLE: Firefighters fought the blaze until the early hours. CREDIT: Plan Infoca Facebook @PLANInfoca (@bomberoslevante)

A WILDFIRE ripped through 10 hectares of hilly countryside in Cuevas del Almanzora.

Firefighters from the Turre and Albox stations, assisted by a transport and extinction helicopter and a Ministry of Agriculture Kamov helicopter with a 4,500-litre capacity, battled the blaze until the early hours of the morning after it broke out at round 2.30pm on Thursday in the Olla area of the municipality.

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Strong gusts of wind hampered efforts to douse the flames.

After some six hours the teams had stabilised the wildfire, but it wasn’t until around 2.30am on Friday that it was fully extinguished, the Andalucia Plan Infoca firefighting service reported on social media.





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