Blazes sweep the Coast

Two large wildfires swept the Coast and were clearly visible from Marbella over the weekend.

A huge fire in the Campo de Gibraltar forced the evacuation of some residents in Torreguadiaro area and also threatened luxury properties in the exclusive Sotogrande area.

Roads were closed and fire fighting ‘planes and helicoters dramatically scooped water from Mediterranean as they tackled the blaze, which reportedly started near Alcaidesa.

A second fire also started in the Riviera del Sol area. First reports indicate that a woman has been arrested for deliberately starting the blaze.
The month of August is traditionally high season for fires. This year’s dry winter has also added to the problem.
Photo. Dave Hodgson

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