Cabo de Gata wildfire stabilised

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UNHARMED: There have been no reports of evacuations or damage to property CREDIT: Plan Infoca Facebook @PlanINFOCA

A WILDFIRE which broke out at around 11am on Tuesday morning in the Las Negras area of the Cabo de Gata natural park was stable by mid-afternoon, the Andalucia Plan Infoca firefighting service reported.

In a post on social media, Infoca said the situation was “developing favourably”, with “no active fronts making the fire freely advance.”

The fire started near to a community of rural homes, but neither Plan Infoca nor the Andalucia 112 emergency service reported any evacuations from the zone or damage to property.

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At this stage the cause of the fire is unknown.

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