Southern Spain wildfire: A wildfire has forced the evacuation of 2,000 people in the Spanish town of Benahavis and injured three firefighters. A fire broke out in the foothills of Pujerra mountain. The fire has been active for a few hours, INFOCA says. It is on the Costa del Sol, close to Andalusia.
The post said that the scorching heat and windy conditions were contributing to the fire. The town of 7,000 had refugee tents set up, but most of the people found refuge with relatives or at hotels. The fire department is working together with members of the military and other firefighters in Costa Del Sol to put out the fire.
A wildfire burned through 30 miles of forest in September. 1,000 firefighters and 50 aircraft battled the blaze, but the blaze still ravaged 7,780 acres at least.
“Sadly, we have to report that three firefighters from INFOCA suffered burns of different kinds and one of them has 25% of his body burned and was evacuated to Malaga hospital,” Andalusia’s regional president Juanma Moreno told reporters.