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Three wildfires in the Axarquia

PUBLISHED: June 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm  •  LAST EDITED: June 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm
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Three wildfires in the Axarquia

• A helicopter tackles the Torroix blaze. Photograph copyright Craig Mahoney

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THREE wildfires were reported in the Axarquia this afternoon – the first near Velez-Malaga, followed by another in Frigiliana and the third affecting an area of scrub in Torrox – near the main autovia junction to the coast.

The Torrox incident was captured by Olive Press reader Craig Mahoney who reported that a dozen or so firemen with two tenders and the Proteccion Civil had the blaze under control within an hour or so, with the aid of the helicopter.

The urbanisation on the other side of the valley was never in danger, but people filled the streets and terraces to get a better view of the spectacle.

There were no reports of personal injuries or damage to property.

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June 6th, 2013 11:44 pm

Small fire. Nothing happened….

Tony Bishop

June 15th, 2013 7:00 pm

“fires”. Plural

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