Firefighter Dies In Costa Del Sol Blaze

Firefighter Dies In Costa Del Sol Blaze. Devastating fire near Estepona claims the life of 44 year old firefighter as 1000 people are evacuated.

Firefighter Dies In Costa Del Sol Blaze

Firefighter Dies In Costa Del Sol Blaze

The devastating fire which began on Wednesday evening near Estepona has tragically claimed the life of a 44 year old firefighter.   Carmen Cresp, the regional minister for Agriculture,  said “When they came down the firefighters told us they had not seen flames like these in a long time. And they are still there, fighting the blaze. This man has died in the act of service to the people of Andalucía; we all owe him, at least, public recognition.”

Estepona Fire

400 fire fighters have been tackling the huge blaze near Estepona.

More than 400 firefighters have been tackling the fire which continues to burn in the hills around Sierra Bermeja,  Jubrique, Genalguacil, and Benahavis.  So far the fire has devastated almost 4000 hectares of land.

1000 People Evacuated

More than 1000 people have now been evacuated from their homes by fire crews, mainly from the Urbanización Montemayo, Peñas Blancas, Charca de la Extranjera, Forest Hills, Huerta Padrón, Río Velerín and the Abejeras development.  The Selwo park has been closed and guests evacuated, though the fire is not currently thought to pose a danger to the animals in the atttraction.

Published: 10.09.2021

Written by Dave James

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