Homes evacuated over forest fire


A fierce forest fire that started yesterday (Thursday) in La Romaneta – which lies between Monóvar and La Romana – is still being tackled by fire fighters.

Alicante provincial fire service reported this morning that around 140 hectares of land has been burned and 13 homes have been evacuated.

A local resident has been arrested for ‘uncontrolled burning of agricultural waste’, according to state news agency EFE.



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