However, owing to the type vegetation; cane and reeds, the fire consumed about two hectares of land before it could be brought under control and eventually extinguished. Two fire engines and six firemen from Motril were needed to put the fire out
The trouble with these reoccurring vega fires, which are almost certainly cases of arson, is that they put at risk the cortijos and farmers’ tool sheds in the area.
The accompanying photo is from a vega blaze back in 2015.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)