Forest fires force evacuation of hundreds in Malaga
Malaga, Sep 12 (EFE).- Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from six towns in the southern Spanish province of Malaga because of forest fires in the area, local authorities said Sunday.
The Andalusian emergency services and the Civil Guard said that the preventive measure was taken as the wildfire had been raging in the Sierra Bermeja mountain near the coastal town of Estepona since Wednesday.
A new blaze caused by firecrackers broke out in the same area Saturday evening into Sunday.
Residents of Jubrique, Genalguacil, Farajan, Pujerra, Alpandeire, and Juzcar have joined another thousand people who were forced to leave their homes in the past few days.
The evacuations are being carried out by the civil guard, the national police corps, the Malaga provincial consortium of firefighters, the Red Cross, and the public company for health emergencies (EPES).EFE