WATCH: Firefighters battling fast-moving blaze in Cabrera mountains in Carboneras and Mojacar on Spain’s Costa Almeria

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TRICKY: The blaze is in an area of steep mountain sides CREDIT: INFOCA Twitter @Plan_INFOCA

FIREFIGHTERS are currently batting a fast-moving wildfire which broke out earlier on Sunday afternoon in the Llanos de Anton area of the Sierra Cabrera in Carboneras and which by early evening had reached the Mojacar mountains.

The Andalucia Infoca wildfire prevention service reported the blaze is in an area of steep mountain sides, making it difficult for heavy vehicles to get to it.

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The latest update from Infoca says there are seven helicopters and five planes on the job of putting out the fire, along with seven groups of forest firefighters.


Infoca said the teams are working in conditions of 20-kilometre an hour winds, the fire on land covered with easily burning terrain.

Smoke from the blaze was clearly visible from Mojacar Playa and Turre by later afternoon, and has continued to move in the Mojacar direction.

CREDIT: INFOCA Twitter @Plan_INFOCA
CREDIT: Julie Jones Peel


 

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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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