Aircraft tackle Costa del Sol wildfire

Firefighters are busy tackling a huge wildfire on the Costa del Sol with eight helicopters and other aircraft scooping water from the sea in an attempt to put out the blaze.

 

The fire broke out around 4pm on Saturday afternoon near the village of Casares in Malaga Province and now has 76 personnel on the ground assisting the aircraft to contain the flames.

A bystander on the ground when the fire broke out said: “Very thick smoke has clouded the sun at Laguna Village.

“People are moving under umbrellas and indoors as the ash continues to fall like flakes of snow.”

So far the fire has caused 100 people to be evacuated from their homes in Cabrerizas and Serrallo.

With the hot summer sun now upon us, people need to be extra vigilant when extinguishing cigarettes and only have fires when permits allow burning.

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