There were two incidents yesterday; one involving a fire in Motril and the other a man who fell down a steep embankment.
First, there was a fire amongst wild cane along Camino de las Algaidas in Motril. The fire service, comprising of seven personnel, had its work cut out, owing to the gusting winds.
The Policía Local and Motril fire service were alerted around seven in the evening by locals because of the tall plume of smoke.
Meanwhile, over in Almuñécar, a 52-year-old man had to tumbled down a steep embankment after falling off a wall, according to the 112 emergency service.
The accident occurred soon before 16.10h, which was when the emergency serviced received the alert. The victim had precipitated between six and seven metres before landing at the bottom of the embankment along Calle Cuesta Grana.
The Almuñécar fire service, an ambulance, the Guardia Civil and the Policía Local were called out. According to the latter, the man had been erecting a pergola on his property when he slipped. He was taken Hospital Santa Ana.
Editorial comment: the Junta emergency call centre says that the fall was between six and seven metres, whereas the Policía Local put it at approximately four metres.
(News: Almunecar/Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)