A JOINT taskforce of firefighters worked through the night to tackle a huge fire, up to five kilometres big, near Puerto Pollensa. 

Some 60 properties were evacuated as a precaution as the fire spread from the Coll de Siller area having been caused by electrical faults in a nearby substation.

High winds accelerated the fire as it moved towards a gas storage facility but water-bombing helicopters meant the fire was under control in the early hours of this morning.

Pollensa mayor, Miquel Àngel March, said the evacuations were a precaution and that there had been no damage to properties in the area.