AFTER an anxious 24 hours for residents in the Turre and Mojacar areas there is relief as the Andalucia Infoca wildfire prevention service reported a wildfire which has ripped through the Sierra Cabera mountains is now under control.
The latest Infoca social media post says firefighting teams are currently working on ensuring the flames are completely out.
The fire broke out early Sunday afternoon in the Llanos de Anton zone of Carboneras on steep mountain sides. By night-time it had got as far as the Mojacar-Turre border area and five planes and seven helicopters were battling to put out the flames alongside teams of forest firefighters.
Some 150 firefighters worked tirelessly throughout the night to stop the “difficult to fight” blaze advancing further, helicopters and planes rejoining the efforts when the light came up.
Infoca estimates the wildfire has affected some 180 hectares of scrubland.
There are no reports anyone was hurt or of damage to property, but two families were evacuated from their homes in Turre as a precaution.