The forest fire which began in the Serrania de Ronda on Saturday was finally brought under control at 18:00 on Monday. The blaze has destroyed 750 hectares of chestnut, pine and scrub land in the municipalities of Pujerra, Benahavis, Jubrique and Júzcar.
A British national, M.E.H., has been arrested in Benahavis for the alleged crimes of illegal possession of weapons and assault after he entered an establishment in Marbella and broke the leg of another Briton. The accused is due to appear in Court shortly. The victim suffered a broken tibia and fibula.