Lanjarón Honey Museum Blaze

The fire broke out around 16.20h today in the laboratory under the Museo de la Miel in Lanjarón, and was put out by the quick thinking of the owners and volunteers to hand.

Some eye witnesses spoke of a small explosion followed by flames and dense black smoke.

The fire-service from Motril and the Infoca forest-fire teams arrived just as the volunteers, who had formed a bucket-chain across the small bridge next to the museum, managed to quench the last of the flames around 17.30h.

British father and son, Nick and Kit Kyte, tackled the flames with hose pipes, despite the dense, and potentially toxic smoke, while Bibi, Marisabel and Merche from the Mesón Frenazo, just below the museum lent a hose, buckets and as well as a helping hand in the bucket chain.

Some locals complained that the fire services “took their time” but considering the distance that they had to cover – Infoca came from Tablones in Órgiva, for instance – it is understandable.

We will be publishing more details once we have them. We would also like to thank those there for sending in their photos (Jackie Kyte).

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(News: Lanjarón, Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)

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