Almeria and Nijar wildfires breaking out in tinder dry conditions quickly under control

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SPEEDY: Four hours after the Nijar fire broke out Infoca reported it was controlled CREDIT: INFOCA Twitter @Plan_INFOCA

FIREFIGHTERS managed to quickly control wildfires which broke out in Nijar and Almeria on Tuesday on tinder dry ground and in conditions of high temperatures and strong winds.

A team from the provincial capital fire station was called out early afternoon to the Los Almendros district to put out the flames in a zone of undergrowth and animal shelters backing onto the city’s cemetery.

Meanwhile, Andalucia Infoca wildfire prevention service teams were dealing with a wildfire in the Serrata area of Nijar. Three helicopters and two planes were called in to support the efforts of firefighters on the ground.

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Fours after it broke out, Infoca was reporting on social media the fire was under control, and that teams were focused on ensuring nothing was still smouldering.

At the same time, Infoca continued with the final extinction of the blaze which burnt through some 180 hectares of the Sierra mountains in Mojacar and Turre on Sunday night.


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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