9 Sep, 2021 @ 18:14
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GALLERY: Shocking images show giant smoke stack from wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol

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A GIGANTIC smoke plume was visible from across the Costa del Sol as firefighters continued to battle against a wildfire that has already ravaged close to 3,000 hectares and forced 700 people from their homes.

Dramatic footage captured the thick smoke from one of the worst forest fires to hit the hills above the Malaga coast in several years.

More than 250 firefighters continued the battle to bring the blaze under control using fire engines on the ground as well as more than two dozen water carrying aircraft.

This image taken from Gaucin was sent in by an Olive Press reader.

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Photo by Neil Armstrong /Olive Press Spain

Images taken from the air show the extent to which the smoke plume stretched across Spain’s southern coast.

Strong winds hampered efforts to contain the fire.

While this time lapse footage showed the enormity of the disaster.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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