Firefighters battling blaze in Costa Almeria’s Cabo de Gata park

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BURNING: The fire broke out mid-morning near an area of farmhouses CREDIT: Plan Infoca Facebook @PlanINFOCA

FIREFIGHTERS are currently battling a blaze which broke out mid-morning on Tuesday in the Las Negras area of the Cabo de Gata natural park.

The Andalucia Plan Infoca firefighting service posted on social media that efforts on the ground to extinguish the flames are backed up by four helicopters and two aircraft.

Neither Plan Infoca nor the Andalucia 112 emergency service have reported any evacuations from the zone, despite the fire being relatively near to an area of farmhouses.

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This is not the first wildfire in Nijar municipality this summer. In June there was a blaze in the Serrata area, but Plan Infoca declared it under control within four hours.

Also last month there was a much bigger wildfire which burned through some 180 hectares of the Sierra mountains in Mojacar and Turre.


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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