Having grown up in the UK of the 60s, fireworks were strickly Guy Fawke’s night, so Spain’s gunpowder generosity with fireworks was liberating.
But things are changing, mainly because the climate is changing and firing fiery sticks into the air so that they come down onto bone-dry vegetation is fast becoming a thing of the past.
For this reason, Motril’s Town Council, is cracking down on people letting off fireworks; a decision brought about by the fact that it was bangers that caused the latest fire, down in Barrio Santa Adela on a piece of waste land.
The Vice Mayor, Mari Ángeles Escámez, said that she had requested that the Mayor issue a band, “We cannot permit that irresponsibly used fireworks puts everybody’s safety at risk.”
She also pointed out that on that night there were two other fires in the municipality: one on the road that goes from Al Campo to the hospital and the other near La Almudena.
Accordingly, the municipal police have been instructedd to carry out checks on all establishments that sell fireworks.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)