WATCH: Andalucia’s first big wildfire of the season burns through 180 hectares of Costa Almeria mountains

TIRELESS WORK: Some 150 firefighters worked throughout Sunday night to put out the flames. CREDIT: Jose Maria Gonzalez Fernandez Facebook

ANDALUCIA’S first big wildfire of the season has left 180 hectares of the Costa Almeria’s Sierra Cabrera mountains scorched, but there are no reports that anyone was hurt or that property was damaged.

Zveřejnil(a) Jose Maria Gonzalez Fernandez dne Pondělí 22. června 2020

The fire broke out early Sunday afternoon. Initial reports said it started in the Llanos de Anton zone of Carboneras, but later reports said the origin was in El Moro in Mojacar.


By the evening the fire had raced through easily burning terrain to Mojacar and on towards Turre, and five planes and seven helicopters were battling to put out the flames alongside teams of forest firefighters.

The steep terrain made it impossible to get fire engines near to the flames

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.

By midday Monday the Andalucia Infoca wildfire prevention service was reporting the wildfire was under control.

Firefighting teams remained working on ensuring the fire was fully extinguished on Tuesday morning


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