BREAKING NEWS – Pujerra fire finally under control

Tireless efforts by the firefighting teams overnight finally brought the Pujerra wildfire under control this morning

At its height, the fire threatened several urbanisations. Photo Alistair Imrie/Planet Marbella

INFOCA, the forrest fire fighting organisation, declared that the blaze had been stabilised at 9am, and that teams were now working on extinguishing the few pockets of fire that were still burning. The fire was also downgraded from Level 2 to Level 0

3,500 ha is estimated to have been destroyed

An improvement in the weather conditions had allowed fire fighting aeroplanes to finally operate, and they were in action late yesterday afternoon.

The INFOCA control centre during the emegency

Residents in Benahavis and other locations were allowed to return to their homes. An estimated 3,500 ha of forrest has been destroyed in the fire

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