Junta highlights high-risk zones for summer fires

Infoca wildfire brigade staffed by 600 firefighters for summer season

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The Infoca brigade was called out to 89 fires in forest zones of Málaga province last year (Photo: Infoca)

PARTICULARLY scarce rainfall in certain areas of Málaga province this year will put them at heightened risk of forest fires this summer, said the Junta de Andalucía’s delegate for Málaga province, José Luis Ruiz Espejo, last week.

During a presentation of the Infoca wildfire brigade’s preparedness and prevention campaign for the summer, Sr Ruiz highlighted areas of risk near the province’s borders with Cádiz, Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada. These include the Los Alcornocales, Grazalema and Tejeda-Almijara natural parks, while other areas such as the Mijas and Marbella sierras and forested zones around Ronda, Teba and Cañete la Real area are also at heightened risk.

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