Fire near Canillas de Aceituno is now under control

A forest fire which began shortly after 14:00 on Friday near Canillas de Aceituno in Málaga province has been brought under control, initial estimates suggesting that around 85 hectares of land have been affected.

The blaze began in Los Charcones, near the peak of La Maroma in the Sierras de Tejeda y Almijara Natural Park. A total of 16 aircraft of various types have been involved in battling the fire as well as numerous ground units.

Due to the topography of the area, the vegetation involved and the prevailing weather conditions, the main priority has been to establish a perimeter and get the fire under control.

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