Fire in Tarifa forces 700 people to be evacuated

A fire in the Sierra de la Plata area near Tarifa has caused the evacuation of 700 people, including all the occupants of the Hotel Atlanterra.

Infoca, the unit responsible for the prevention and extinction of fires in Andalucía, has so far deployed 22 aircraft of various types to tackle the blaze which is threatening not only the Hotel Atlanterra but also the urbanisation Jardines de Atlanterra.

The area is scrub, cork trees and pines but the extent of the damage is not yet known.

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