MAYOR Angel Nozal of Mijas Town Hall has asked for ‘full citizen cooperation’ to put an end to a series of fires that are now believed to be the work of an arsonist.

The most recent fire, which took place last Friday in the neighbourhood of La Cala, required three transport helicopters, a cargo plane, two Kamov helicopters, a coordination plane, four groups of seven specialists and a fire truck in order to oust the flames.

A massive 150 residents were evacuated from their homes, and four houses were left scorched. New safety measures underway include the creation of a fire prevention department and launching a City Plan of Emergencies.