A fire has devastated luxury commercial centre Laguna Village this afternoon.
The blaze, which began in the countryside just outside Estepona, jumped the busy A-7 road and set light to the Polynesian style thatched roof. Smoke could be seen from Marbella.
The luxury commercial centre is home to well known beach club Puro Beach, as well as the Terra Sana restaurant amongst others.
Traffic in both directions has been halted and there are long tailbacks. There are no reports of casualties at the moment.