Forest fire in the Sierra de Mijas

Forest fire in the Sierra de Mijas

5 September 2008

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Spain — Some 300 residents of the Buenavista urbanisation were evacuated from their homes in the early hours of this morning.
A forest fire which broke out in Mijas yesterday evening at about 7,45pm, has seen the evacuation of 300 local residents from the Buenavista urbanisation in the town overnight.

The local sports centre at Las Lagunas is being used as a reception centre for the people.
10 fire-fighting units and a team of 70 people continued to work against the flames overnight, while the Mayor of Mijas, Antonio Sánchez, told the press that the fire had been started deliberately.

A statement made at 3,15 this morning said that one front was now under control, while another was still active. Access to Mi jas from the A7 and the A-368 has been cut.

Infoca says that local firemen from Mijas, Fuengirola and Benalmádena have been supported by others from Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada.

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