A fire in the El Tejar Alto and Barranco del Doctor areas of Frigiliana on Tuesday destroyed about three hectares of scrub, olives and pine. Despite being only about 800 metres from the town and with several villas in the affected area, evacuation of homes was not necessary.
A fire started at 18:30 in the Cuesta del Río area of Frigiliana, affecting an area of scrub land. Two helicopters and a number of firefighting units have been tackling the blaze.
Some local residents in Frigiliana have complained about the ‘poor state’ of the play area just below the honey factory El Ingenio Nuestra Señora del Carmen (El Ingenio), citing broken seats, splintering wood and loose screws and nails. They are demanding action from the Council to rectify the situation.
The Feria de San Antonio takes place in Frigiliana from June 13th to 17th and the programme of events is as follows:
A 75 year old man had to be rescued after fainting during a hike along the rio Higuerón in Frigiliana. Fire Brigade officers transported him by stretcher to a safe point where he could be airlifted out of the area.
The Ministry of Finance has rejected the ‘adjustment plan’ submitted by Frigiliana in order to qualify for loans to pay outstanding debts to suppliers.
An accessibility project has been developed at the Archaeological Museum in Frigiliana to adapt the facility for anyone with any visual or auditory difficulties.
The Day of the Cross in Frigiliana was only revived in 1981, having disappeared from the festive calendar as a result of the Civil War, but it has become a very popular and colourful event.