WATCH SERON BLAZE: Third important wildfire of the season on Spain’s Costa Almeria stabilised

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SMOULDERING: The fire broke out on a steep, difficult to access mountainside CREDIT: Plan Infoca Facebook @PlanINFOCA

FIREFIGHTERS battling a blaze which broke out on a steep, difficult to access mountainside in the El Angosto area of Seron on Monday afternoon had the situation stabilised by around 9.30pm.

🔴 DECLARADO #IFSerón (#Almería), paraje El Angosto. Medios: 5 grupos #BomberosForestales (35) , 2 autobombas (4), 2 #TOP, 6 helicópteros (3 de ellos pesados), 3 aviones de carga en tierra, 2 aviones anfibio, 1 avión de coordinación y vigilancia y la Unidad Médica #UMIF

Zveřejnil(a) Plan Infoca dne Pondělí 29. června 2020

The Andalucia Infoca wildfire prevention service reported that 49 forest agents split into seven groups, with four fire engines fought the flames from the ground. The effort to put out the fire from the air involved eight helicopters and six planes, two of them amphibian aircraft.

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CREDIT: Plan Infoca Facebook @PlanINFOCA

Fortunately, Infoca said, the wind was blowing the smoke away from properties.

The Seron wildfire is the third important blaze of the season. On Sunday June 21 a fire broke out in the Sierra Cabrera near the Mojacar coast, burning through more than 180 hectares of mountains, mainly in Turre.

Just a few days later there was a wildfire in the Serrata area of Nijar. Firefighters had it under control within four hours.


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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