Rio Jate Fire

LHR hill fire Rio JateThe Almuñécar Fire Service was called out to tackle a fire next to Río Jate yesterday afternoon.

The fire, which was in the area known as the Barranco Los Negros, consumed around two hectares of  brush and other mountain growth.

Strong wind made the tasks of putting the fire out more difficult, resulting it taking about three hours to extinguish it.

“”We were lucky [that it didn’t spread further], despite the wind and difficult terrain, because the affected area was surrounded by subtropical cropland and olive & almond plantations,” explained the Fire Chief, José Luis Varela.

(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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