Personnel from the Motril fire service and fire fighters belonging to the forest-fire body, Infoca struggled last night to tackle a fire near the Torrenueva tunnel.
The fire had started in a barranco next to the road and the flames soon reached the N-340 close to the Sacratif Lighthouse. In fact, it was necessary to close one of the lanes whilst the fire fighters first contained and then extinguished the fire.
The fire broke out around 20.45h with flames several metres in height during the fire’s most aggressive moments. According to one eyewitness, the fire was started by three youngsters (two boys and a girl) who ignited undergrowth in at least three different points.
Two of the starting points were put out by people on the spot but the third one quickly spread, requiring the bomberos and Infoca.
(News: Torrenueva, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)