20 Mijas urbanisations still lack fire plans

The plans are crucial for preventing and fighting wildfires, say officials

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A person was killed, five injured and over 200 properties damaged in the 2012 Costa wildfire that affected Mijas and other towns (Photo: EPA)

By Oliver McIntyre

SEVENTY-seven urbanisations in Mijas have submitted their obligatory fire protection plans but around 20 have so far failed to do so, said the town hall last week. Further, of those that have submitted their plans, not all have taken the next step of implementing the prevention and preparedness measures laid out in them.

Deputy mayor and environment councillor Ángel Nozal said: “Many of our urbanisations are located very close to forest zones, and potential fires could put the lives of their residents at risk. So it is greatly necessary for them to get up to speed.”

The town hall has sent out letters urging the urbanisations that have not submitted their plans to do so “as soon as possible,” and asking those that have plans in place but have not yet implemented them to carry out the necessary work.

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