It 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.
A esta hora de la tarde, intervenimos en #IFSalobreña, #Granada en paraje Cerro Hacho. #INFOCA ha desplegado: 14 #BomberosForestales, 1 #TOP, 1 #AAMM y el helicóptero de transporte y extinción MA-4. Colaboran en las labores de extinción @BomberosMotril pic.twitter.com/FWv8gjIZva
— INFOCA (@Plan_INFOCA) August 21, 2020
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)