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Benidorm hotel blaze

A top-floor room of Hotel Poseidón Playa in Benidorm's Poniente beach area caught fire just after midday today (Saturday). No one was injured and...

Blaze engulfs three Dénia apartment blocks

AN INFERNO on Dénia's busiest pedestrian street engulfed three blocks and forced over 50 residents out onto the street as 'balls of fire' cascaded...

Restrictions lifted for Gandía forest fire aid

INCOME levels will be no barrier to regional government help for victims of the Marxuquera fire in response to Gandía mayoress Diana Morant's request.

Worst fire in six years finally extinguished

After seven days of intense fire-fighting, the regional emergency service finally declared the worst forest fire in the region in six years 'extinguished' on...

Forest Inferno under control

WHAT has become the worst forest fire in the Valencia region in six years - leaving 40 families homeless and at least 7,421 acres...

Fire awareness campaign

PEOPLE living in areas most at risk of forest fires are being made aware of the dangers and steps to take in an emergency, Javea...

Benidorm hostel blaze

Twenty people had to be evacuated in the early hours of Tuesday morning when a fire broke out at ‘Pension Pardo’ hostel on Benidorm's Calle...

‘Flaming’ bull running goes to public vote

SENIJA town hall has asked their residents to decide whether the controversial ‘bou emboulat’ (bulls with fire) should be banned. The public consultation began...

Rain to the rescue in Galicia

Rain is falling in the Galicia region today and largely helping extinguish the forest fires that have devasted the area since the weekend and...

Three die in Galicia forest fires

At least three people have died in the 105 different forest fire currently reported around Galicia (northwestern Spain). Thousand of hecatres of forest land...

Short-circuit blamed for Guadalest forest fire

Initial investigations point at a short-circuit, caused by a pine tree falling on an electricity cable, as the igniting point for the forest fire...

Guadalest on fire

Tanker planes have this morning returned to the picturesque Guadalest valley where a forest fire has so far destroyed 20 hectares of trees and...

Fire station opens at last

AFTER expressing his dismay that Benissa fire station had not opened, despite an extreme fire risk in the area, the Mayor of Benissa, Abel...

Flaming Alicante

The Hogueras in Alicante streets went up in smoke on Saturday night. Our photo (EFE) shows the burning of the town hall square hoguera. The...

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