Mijas Forest Fire Under Control

Mijas Forest Fire Under Control.  Fire fighters bring the condition of the blaze from “stabilized” to “controlled” as they work to extinguish the blaze completely.

Mijas Forest Fire Under Control

Mijas Forest Fire Under Control

The devastating fire which broke out in Sierra De Mijas on Friday afternoon is now “controlled”.  Infoca announced today that the threat posed by the fire is greatly reduced, and that work is underway to fully extinguish the blaze.  100 fire fighters remain in the area to continue putting out the blaze.

Mijas Fire 2022

The fire was declared “controlled” at 11.30am today.

Natural Causes Did Not Start Fire

Investigations into the cause of the fire have already revealed that it was not started naturally.  Minister Carmen Crespo says that now the team of experts must determine is the blaze began because of negligence, or if it was started deliberately.

2070 Hectares Destroyed By Fire

The fire has consumed 2070 hectares of land, which is around 20 square kilometres.  When the blaze was as it’s worst over the weekend there were 15 aircraft and 400 people on the ground involved fighting to bring it under control.  More than 2000 people were forced to leave their homes, however they have all been able to return.

Published: 19.07.2022

Written by Dave James

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