BLAZE: Aerial shot of the fire in Mijas earlier today

A FOREST fire on the Costa del Sol has been brought under control.

A total of 29 forest firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze in Mijas, which was declared at 12:30pm today.

The fire, in the Entrerrios area was brought under control at around 2pm, and has been prevented from spreading further.

RECENT: A fire in Nerja last week was started by a Brit, who was arrested

The site is still being monitored by 20 firefighters, three environmental officers and two technicians.

At least one fire engine, a pumping system and two planes were involved in tackling the incident.

It comes after a Brit was arrested last week following his admission of starting a forest fire in Nerja.

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