Fire Crews Tackling Mijas Blaze

Fire Crews Tackling Mijas Blaze.  Four aircraft and 84 firefighters continue to tackle a blaze which broke out near Mijas this morning.

Fire Crews Tackling Mijas Blaze

Fire Crews Tackling Mijas Blaze

***Update*** The fire has been declared “controlled” by Infoca at  1pm on Monday. 

84 firefighters along with two helicopters and two planes have been tackling a blaze which broke out in the Valtocado area near Mijas at 4am on Sunday 12th November.  The blaze has destroyed 250 hectares of land.

Strong Winds Hampering Firefighters

The fire has been spreading south towards La Cala Hills and Mijas Golf at a speed of 30 metres per minute.  Strong winds have been making conditions difficult for the fire crews, with gusts reaching speeds of 80km/h.

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Taken just after the blaze broke out by Dave James in La Alqueria area.

300 People Evacuated

Guardia Civil have closed the A387 between Mijas and Alhaurin.  Police evacuated 300 residents from the Rincon Del Hinojal and Lomas Del Flamenco areas.  No casualties have been reported.

 

 

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Photo taken at La Cala hills by Gary Jones.

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Fire crews survey the damage. Photo from Ayuntamiento De Mijas.

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Charred land in the Valtocado area.
Thanks to Mijas International for the photo.

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The fire raging near Mijas. Photo by Mijas International.

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Smoke and fire damage near Valtocado. Photo by Mijas International.

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Fire damage in the Valtocado area. Photo by Mijas International.

Published: 12.11.2023

Written by Dave James

Photography and video by Gary Jones, Dave James, Mijas International, and Kevin Smith. 

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