It doesn't matter that we are at the gates of winter, the forest fires continue, it appears.
The fire, situated in the Venta Los Condes area of Mijas, has required the evacuation of around 100 residents of nearby dwellings in Urbanización Valtocado.
They were housed in the sports facilities in Osunillas, on the road between Benalmádena and Mijas.
Furthermore, the A-387, that links Alhaurín el Grande to Fuengirola also had to be closed as a precautionary measure.
The 112 call centre began receiving calls from people reporting flames around four in the morning yesterday, and in response Infoca despatched 50 personnel, three fire trucks and two heavy helicopters.
By two in the afternoon, those deployed had increased to: Two, twin-rotor, heavy-lift helicopters, one observation helicopter, two, two-engined, water bombers (Canadairs capable of scooping water from the sea), 84 ground personnel, five fire trucks and a medical post.
Infoca established its advanced command post (Puesto de Mando Avanzado) next to the Osunillas sports facilities were the coordination of all involved is handled, including the Guardia Civil, the Marbella and Fuengirola fire services, the Policía Nacional, Cruz Roja, Policía Local, Protección Civil and the Grupo de Emergencias de Andalucía (GREA).
Editorial Note:Controlled at 13.00h. Affected area: 250 hectares.
(News/Noticias: Mijas, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)