Salobreña Chiringuito Fire

The Guardia Civil are investigating a fire that occurred in a Salobreña chiringuito in the early hours of Sunday.

SAL Chiringo La Bahía Fire NV23The police are treating it as a possible case of arson as the owner is a councillor on the Town Council. We’re referring to Pedro Ruiz de la Rica who is the owner of La Bahía, which is next to Chiringuito El Peñón.

Apparently, an eyewitness saw several people running away from the scene of the fire. Fortunately, given the hour, nobody was hurt and the damage caused by the fire was not considerable as it was quickly dealt with.

The fire started in the canes that make up the roof over an outside dining area, but between the owner and the fire service it was soon put out before it could spread.

The reason that the police think that it may be a case of arson is because there is a certain unrest around town because of this coming vote of no confidence that will see the Mayor ousted. In fact, the chiringuito’s owner’s party is the one that has called for the vote of no confidence.

(News/Noticias: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  1 comment for “Salobreña Chiringuito Fire

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    November 17, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Nothing to do with the illegal build of three storeys opposite; the one that is an entire floor above the already built houses, which should be torn down.

    In fact, we’re told to pull it down but as we know: one Spanish rule for some; one ignored rule for others.

    Or is that owner, a relative or ex wife of yet another councillor. There was word spread about that some of these beach-front places blatantly ignored the rules on invading beach space. Of course, a councillor would not do such a thing.

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