Salobreña Cerro Hacho Fire

SAL Fire Cerro Hacho AG20It was hardly a large fire but it did attract the attention of people on their balconies in flats facing across the mainroad in Salobreña.

Smoke was coming from behind the Cerro Hacho but it was the coming and going of an Infoca helicopter with an underslung water bucket that did most to raise the curiosity of locals.

It was around 16.30h yesterday that the fire was reported in an area of subtropical plantations, about 500 metres behind the mainroad gasolinera. Yet within an hour Infoca had the fire under control and were working on putting it completely out.

Involved in the task of putting it out were 14 fire fighters on the ground, a fire engine and at least one helicopter, reinforced by the Motril fire service.

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

  2 comments for “Salobreña Cerro Hacho Fire

  1. August 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    It’s in Polopos and I was going to report on it tomorrow morning with an article going up around 08.00h. Will have had time by then to report on how the fire played out. 😉

  2. Paul Clulow
    August 22, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    It looks like there was another fire this afternoon between 2pm and 4pm on the Sierra de Lujar ridge somewhere between the highest point and the radar station. Quite a bit of black and white smoke but difficult to see exactly from here up above Alfa Mar as the actual fire was on the eastern side of the mountain.

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