Infoca has been fighting a large fire in Pinos Genil since yesterday afternoon.
As there is no air activity during the hours of darkness (it was withdrawn at 23.39h) the units at hand were three fire trucks, and two firefighter groups (over a hundred), as well as a weather & communications unit.
However, during the afternoon, four, fixed-wing water bombers and an observation aeroplane, together with six rotary-wing water bombers fought the flames.
Just to clarify for those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, fixed-wing are aeroplanes and rotary-wing are helicopters. The term, ‘aircraft’ can be either.
The fire, which is in an area known as Aguas Blancas and started around 18.25h, was declared establizado at 08.40h, meaning that it is confined and its perimeter is not expanding.
The traffic police (DGT) closed the road to the Sierra Nevada (A-395) between kilometre point 7.5 and 12.5, diverting traffic along the A-4026.
(News: Pinos de Genil, Vega, Granada, Andalucia)