6 Jul, 2021 @ 09:15
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FIRE SEASON: Three wildfires break out in Andalucia’s Huelva province as summer gets underway


THREE towns in Huelva have suffered fires on the first Sunday of July: Aljaraque, Ayamonte and Almonte.

The first fire broke out at 2.30 pm in the La Raya area of Aljaraque and seven aerial firefighting resources were mobilised.

It also caused the closure of the road that connects the capital of Huelva with Punta Umbria for about two hours. The fire was stabilised around 6 pm.

The second fire broke out in the municipality of Ayamonte, with six aerial resources used.

Finally, a third fire broke out in Almonte at around 7pm, to which a helicopter, a fire engine, two groups of forest firefighters and an environmental agent were initially sent. 

It was brought under control by 8.25pm.

Three fires in Huelva the first Sunday of July (Pixabay)

The Almonte fire was extinguished on Sunday night, while the other two were finally extinguished in the early hours of Monday morning.

It remains to be seen how much area was affected by the flames. 

The biggest was the Aljaraque fire, in which nine forestry brigades and a fire engine worked overnight.

According to initial estimates, seven hectares of scrubland have been affected.


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