A FOREST fire blazed in the village of Sierra de la Tejeda near the town of Competa in Malaga province.
Homes were evacuated in the Las Colmenillas urbanisation as 17 aircraft and more than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze in the rugged area.
The 112 emergency services reported that the fire started at around 13.15 and members of Infoca, the fire brigade, Guardia Civil, national and local police attended.
There were no reports of injuries.
16:33 – Emergency services warn more evacuations may be necessary
17:00 – Level 1 Emergency Plan for Forest Fires declared
17:14 – Seaplanes are collecting water from Lake Viñuela to fight the blaze
18:00 – President of the Diputacion de Malaga witnesses the fire fighting efforts
21:00 – Fire declared as ‘stabilised’, although emergency crews are still working to cool the area
21:26 – Aircraft have now left the area but will return tomorrow if needed