Estepona Fire Rages On As Man Is Arrested

Estepona Fire Rages On As Man Is Arrested.  Emergency services are still battling a wildfire in Estepona which has caused 200 homes to be evacuated. A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze.

Estepona Fire Rages On As Man Is Arrested

Estepona Fire Rages On As Man Is Arrested

A wildfire has been raging near Estepona since Monday lunch time.  Over 240 firefighters, with 4 engines and 10 helicopters continue to try to bring the fire under control.  Around 200 homes have been evacuated, with some residents spending last night in a local sports hall.  It was feared for a time that the Selwo safari park would have to be abandoned, but emergency services now say this is unlikely.

Estepona Fire Night

The fire burning near Estepona last night.

Estepona Fire Arrest

Police have arrested a Frenchman, who is renting a house in the Peñas Blancas area.  He is suspected of starting the fire,  whist trying to smoke out an insect nest at the property.

Estepona Fire Mayor

The Mayor is working with emergency services to bring the fire under control.

State Of Emergency

Estepona Mayor Jose Maria Garcia Urbano has declared a state of emergency, and is co-ordinating the response teams.

No casualties have been reported at this time.

 

Published: 20.08.2019

Written by Dave James

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Estepona Fire Rages On As Man Is Arrested

Estepona Fire Rages On As Man Is Arrested

Estepona Fire Rages On As Man Is Arrested
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