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FOCUS: A look back at the devastating history of forest fires in Spain

As temperatures rise and Spain braces itself for news of more superfires, Sorrel Downer looks back at the ten most dramatic wildfires this century.

Catastrophe averted as suspected arsonist arrested after two fires set in Malaga natural park

A PASSER-BY who spotted a man setting fire to scrubland saved a natural park from potential ‘catastrophe’. National police raced to the scene when a...

Fire declared in Spain’s Granada stabilised

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...

Fire declared in Spain’s Nerja stabilised

A FIRE which broke out in an agricultural area of Nerja, seeing almost 75 firefighters and two Super Puma helicopters battle the blaze, has...

HORROR SHOW: Spain’s Estepona blaze goes into fifth night with 4 more villages evacuated

2700 people evacuated with more villages in danger in biggest blaze for decades

IN PICS: Homes evacuated and AP-7 shut as wildfire rages through ecological zone in hills above Estepona on Spain’s...

MORE than  400 people were evacuated from homes overnight as a wildfire blazed through the Sierra Bermeja in the hills above Estepona ravaging an...

Wildfire in Spain’s Castellon devours 500 hectares of forest and forces evacuation of entire town

DESPITE the best efforts of regional and local authorities, the weekend’s scorching temperatures, vicious westerly winds and electrical storms conspired to trigger several forest...

RED ALERT: Access closed to mountain and forest areas throughout Spain’s Valencia region to prevent fires during heatwave

The Generalitat officially announced the drastic and unprecedented decision today in an effort to prevent a repeat of the severe forest fires that have destroyed Greece and Turkey.

Forest fire lights up hills above Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

ON Tuesday evening, at around 11pm, the hills above Spain's Marbella became victim to another forest fire.  Up in the mountains, near Ojen, the fire...

Forest fire forces evacuation of 160 residents in Spain’s Valencia Province

THE first major forest fire in the Valencia region this summer forced the evacuation of 160 residents in La Safor (Valencia Province) over the...

Recent wildfires in Spain’s Sevilla have destroyed 4 hectares of lynx habitat

FOUR hectares of lynx habitat have been destroyed by two forest fires which raged the Dehesa de Abajo Nature Reserve in Sevilla last weekend. The...

Man threatened fire-fighting helicopter pilot with shotgun for ‘stealing’ water from his lake in central Spain as wildfire raged...

A 63-year-old Spaniard is under investigation for threatening a pilot of a forest fire-fighting helicopter with a shotgun.  The man threatened the pilot, who worked...

Forest fires brought under control on Costa del Sol in southern Spain

DOZENS of firefighters and helicopters worked through the day and night on Monday 19, to put out multiple forest fires in Torrox and Estepona...

VIDEO: Wildfire blamed on tossed cigarette on Spain’s Costa Brava ravages natural park and forces 300 from their homes

FIREFIGHTERS in Catalunya have battled a wildfire that destroyed 400 hectares of forest and forced 350 people to be evacuated from their homes. The blaze...

VIDEO: More than 300 people evacuated from hotel as wildfire breaks out in Manilva on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A forest fire broke out in the El Gotelo area of Manilva, forcing the evacuation of hotel apartments and homes in the area and...

Families evacuated as flames scorch 350 hectares in Spain’s Malaga as fire season starts

THIRTEEN families have been evacuated and 350 hectares of pine forest destroyed in a forest fire in Jubrique (Malaga). The Infoca fire fighting service says...

FOREST FIRE: El Faro beach closed as wildfire rages outside Alcaidesa near Gibraltar

A FOREST fire has resulted in the closure of El Faro beach in the town of Alcaidesa, near San Roque. The first forest fire...

Dutch expat dumps hot ash which causes a forest fire on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A 61-year-old Dutch expat is being investigated over a forest fire in the Tibi area last April. Two hectares of land were incinerated due to...

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN…Authorities in Spain’s Valencia warn of forest fire threat with easing of COVID restrictions

THE widespread easing of restrictions on movement within Spain and Europe in general is being hailed by most as a return to normality –...

Open air fires, including barbecues, forbidden as fire ban comes into effect across Spain’s Andalucia

BARBECUES and open fires are now banned across Andalucia until at least mid-October in an effort to prevent devastating fires in the region. The Ministry...

Pyromaniac firefighter used petrol to start a forest blaze in Spain’s Cantabria region

A volunteer firefighter has been jailed for three and half years for starting a forest fire in Cantabria in 2019. Luis Trueba was also fined...

BREAKING: Fire strikes near Ronda in Spain’s Andalucia

TWO fire crews and helicopter are fighting a fire in Ronda's famous Llano de la Cruz valley in Andalucia, Spain. The blaze started at around...

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...

3,200 evacuated as wild fire continues in Spain’s Andalucia

SOME 3,200 people have been evacuated from their homes as a massive wild fire continues to burn in Andalucia. In total 27 aircraft, 300 forestry...

WATCH: Bush fire threatens homes and environmentally sensitive National park in Spain

AN expat has told of a dramatic bush fire that broke out in the Alpujarras region of Granada that needed 100 firefighters to bring...

Two ‘smokers’ arrested as second forest fire on Spain’s Costa del Sol in 24 hours erupts in area...

A YOUNG person and a woman have been arrested over the second Malaga forest fire in 24 hours. The suspects were believed to have been...

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