Major wildfire in Spain brought under control by 100 firefighters

CONTROLLED: The emergency services worked through the night CONTROLLED: The emergency services worked through the night Twitter

A HUNDRED firefighters have tackled a forest fire that was burning in Granada province in Andalucia, southern Spain.

The 112 Andalucia emergency control centre received more than 200 calls alerting them to the blaze.

Although air support was withdrawn in the municipality of Vélez de Benaudalla overnight specialist ground crews from INFOCA have continued working through in darkness to control the blaze.

Late last night (Friday) the Level 1 threat was deactivated as the risk to property or population diminished.

No personal injuries or damage to property has been reported.

Karl Smallman

Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Was UK Prime Minister Theresa May right to order air strikes in Syria without consulting Parliament?

New online edition graphic

Create Spain Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from Spain? Subscribe here.