Port Fire Update

It appears that the Port Authorities' initial evaluation on the fire in Motril Port yesterday, as reported, was overly optimistic...

MOT Port Fire Early MorningThe fire wasn’t finally controlled until the early hours and by the arrival of dawn there was only a small active part of the fire.

A change in the wind direction yesterday evening had revived the flames .

Two ships, the Salvamento Mastelero and the port tug, Claudia joined the efforts of the Motril fire service tackling the flames.

It wasn’t until past midnight that the fire had been reduced to a small area of its original extension but the wind was bringing the dense smoke in towards the town and the Port Authorities issued a warning, recommending that residents of the two, port, residential areas Varadero and Santa Adela, kept their windows closed.

By then, most of the fire personnel had retired and one of the two ships (Mastelero) was left with the task of finishing it off.

Thick sea mist along the coast at 08.00h obscured any view from a distance of the port.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: A still from an Ideal video)

  1 comment for “Port Fire Update

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    June 6, 2023 at 9:00 am

    That’s the issue with not having or wanting to pay for Full Time Emergency Cover. Policia and Guardia are catered for, in case of civil unrest.
    As for fire and ambulance, well that’s not quite as essential, until of course Joe Public needs them badly.

    Pay for 24-hour coverage, even if on nights; you’re On Call. Then this sort of fiasco would be lessened. Find the cash from the fiesta and back-slapping departments or much needed rocket dept.

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