Summer Is Not Over

We might be thinking that with the kids back at school that the summer is over, bar the shouting, but until the rains come - whenever that might be, it isn't.

AXA Canillas de Albaida Fire SP22Proof of this is that yesterday another forest fire broke out over in the province of Málaga in Canillas de Albaida, not so many kilometres from the Los Gúajares one.

Infoca received notice of the fire in the area known as Los Alamillos just before 16.00h.

Three helicopters were immediately despatched; one light helicopter, one semi-heavy one and the large Kamov, twin-rotor, Russian helicopters that Infoca uses.

Before long, 71 firefighters, four, fire engines and a little later, two single-engine water bombers and a Canadair twin-engine ‘scooper’ amphibious aircraft.

The local fire services from Vélez-Málaga, Nerja and Periana are also putting their backs into it (helping).

The last fire in this municipality was at the beginning of this summer on the 25th of June. The Mayor, Jorge Martín, explained that the fire started at two separate points, near the Arroyo Limón and that so far three dwellings have been evacuated. He added that the fire had already made its way in the  Parque Natural de Sierras Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, in the area known as the Mosquín.

To give you idea of how close it is to the Guájares fire, it is about 24 kilometres, as the crow flies, from the Cabra road above Otivar to the East… just over the other side of the mountain range.

The fire was declared ‘under control’ at 05.30h this morning and firefighters were moving in to finish it off. The Guájares fire has still not been brought under control despite herculean efforts.

(News: Canillas de Albaida, Axarquia, Malaga, Andalucia)

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