A worker with the firefighting unit Infoca died on Tuesday morning while attending a forest fire in Senés, Almería.
José Torres Segura, aged 42 years, was a resident of nearby Turrillas and had ten years experience wotking with Infoca.
He apparently suffered a blackout while working and, as a result, fell down a ravine, suffering severe head injuries. Attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.
The fire, which destroyed 10 hectares of land, was stabilised within two hours.