22 Sep, 2020 @ 15:45
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Firefighters clamber up hillside to battle blaze on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Firefighters Clamber Up Hillside To Battle Blaze On Spain  S Costa Blanca

FIRE CREWS from the Alicante area battled an overnight forest blaze in the Sierra de Fontcalent, which is popular with hikers.

Flames reached the top of the hilly range with tricky access for the firefighters who had to access the site on foot.

A helicopter was drafted in to help extinguish the fire which started sometime after 10.30pm last night(September 21) on the southern slope.

The blaze was put out after around four hectares of scrubland was destroyed.

A forestry brigade unit stayed in the area during the morning in case the fire restarted.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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