Land and air units were used to put the fire out amongst pine trees after a call at 14.30h .
Fortunately, the flames did not reach the houses and villas some 500 metres away and there was no need to carry out precautionary evacuation of residents.
The fire destroyed 1.2 hectares of pines and mountain shrub before being officially declared extinguished at around 21.00h that same day.
Update: OK, we’ve been there and checked out the damage. The fire was a barranco blaze on the road between the first roundabout on Urb. Monte Almendros and the Salobreña cemetery.
Looking at the many rusty tins in the ash, this barranco was probably used as an handy dumping ground for the lazy but not on a large scale.
The charred tree stumps are still smoking today, with the embers kept alive by the sea breeze coming up the barranco.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)