Army called in to tackle forest fire

GRAFCVA6547. BENEJAMA (ALICANTE), 15/07/2019.- Un helicóptero trabaja en el incendio forestal declarado este lunes en una zona de barranco de Beneixama (Alicante). El fuego se ha declarado a las 14.05 horas por causas desconocidas y afecta a superficie de masa forestal en una zona de difícil acceso, conocida como la Solana. EFE/ Morell

The first large-scale forest fire of the summer in Alicante province is burning out of control in the municipality of Beneixama (Benejama), near Villena.

A total of 80 people have been evacuated from their homes in rural areas.

Around 900 hectares of land have been burned and the army’s emergency unit has been called in to help extinguish the flames.

The fire started at around 14.10 yesterday (Monday).

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – more updates via Facebook.



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