Bin burner arrested in Rincón de la Victoria

Local Police in Rincón de la Victoria have arrested a 60-year-old man, J.L.R.R., for the alled crime of criminal damage after he was caught red-handed setting fire to rubbish containers.

Nine injured in fires in Andalucia

A total of nine people were injured in three fires in Andalucia on Thursday, these occurring in Ecija, Granada and Estepa.

Fire Protection Plan being developed in Mijas

Mijas Council has approved a new ordinance Planes de Autoprotección, a tool to protect against the consequences of forest fires, which will force urbanisations to have documents relating to actions to be carried out in cases of emergencies.

Two fires in Nerja

As if to remind us all to be extra careful as the (generally) long, dry and hot summer begins, the Fire Brigade were called out to two fires on Wednesday, one in Maro and one near the electrical sun-station in Almijara.

Galicia burning

Forest fires in Galicia during the past few days, particularly in Ourense, have so far burned around 6,000 hectares of land. Unusually high temperatures have not helped and over 400 fires have been reported since last Friday with 90% thought to have been ‘provoked’.

Fires in Galicia

The Ministry of Rural Affairs has reported that two active fires in Ourense (Galicia) have now each destroyed over 500 hectares of land and are therefore classified as ‘big forest fires’.

Fires in Galicia

With summer and heatwaves come fires, and seventy were registered in Galicia on Saturday, five of which are still active.