24 Feb, 2022 @ 15:00
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Fireworks suspected of starting forest blaze in Costa Blanca area of Spain

Fireworks Suspected Of Starting Forest Blaze In Costa Blanca Area Of Spain

FIREFIGHTERS put out a forest blaze in the Alcalali area of Alicante Province in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The fire was reported at 8.20 pm on Wednesday with witnesses saying that fireworks were set off shortly before the outbreak.

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The blaze epicentre was close to some homes in the Calvari hamlet on the edge of Alcalali in the Marina Alta.

Several properties were evacuated as a precaution and nobody was injured.

Crews from Benissa and Denia brought the blaze under control with plumes of smoke visible several kilometres away.

The fire was fully extinguished shortly after midnight.

Guardia Civil officers also joined in the operation and are now investigating the incident.

The Alicante Province firefighters have not specified yet how much land was incinerated.


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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