A forest fire near to the El Cuartón urbanisations in Tarifa which has so far destroyed 20 hectares of cork trees and scrub land has been brought under control. An investigation has started into the causes of the fire but there is apparently already evidence to suggest that it was caused intentionally.
Around 500 people, residents and tourists, in the Punta Paloma of Tarifa, Cádiz province, were cut off yesterday as sand from the Valdevaqueros dune blocked the main road.
A total of twenty illegal immigrants have been intercepted off the coast of Andalucia in the past twenty-four hours, thirteen Moroccans and seven Algerians and including two minors.
A 40 year old man drowned on Monday afternoon while trying to rescue his son at playa de Zahara in Tarifa, Cádiz province.
Twenty-six irregular immigrants, including nine women and six children, arrived at midday on playa de Bolonia in Tarifa, Cádiz province, after making the perilous journey from Morocco in an inflatable rubber dinghy.
A Moroccan fishing vessel, the ‘Mehdya’, has been intercepted and detained by the Spanish authorities for apparently fishing in the Straits of Gibraltar using illegal nets.
A 16 year old boy died this afternoon after being swept out to sea at playa de Los Lances in Tarifa, Cádiz province.
Passenger and car ferries between Tarifa and Tangier have been temporarily suspended today, Sunday, due to heavy seas and winds up to force 6. Some ferries between Algeciras and Ceuta and Tangier have also been cancelled due to the weather.
Police are hunting for 15 to 20 illegal immigrants who fled after their boat landed at playa de Valdevaqueros in Tarifa, Cádiz province, this morning.
A search is continuing in Tarifa for a woman who disappeared while swimming on Friday evening. Boats, a plane and a helicopter are involved in the search. The woman was last seen at around 20:00 on Friday.