A FIRE which broke out in Granada, seeing more than 60 firefighters battle the blaze through the night, has been stabilised.

The inferno, which began at around midnight on Saturday, January 29, caused alarm among local residents in the area of Lecrin, Granada. 

Strong winds ignited the blaze and flames spread rapidly over forest and woodland areas.

Over 60 firefighters,  three operations technicians, three environmental agents, a mobile meteorology and transmission unit, a forest fire medical unit, the director of the Provincial Consortium of Granada and four fire engines were called in to tackle the blaze. 

According to INFOCA, Prevention and Extinction of Forest Fires body in Andalucia, the blaze was stabilised early on Sunday morning.

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