The mayor of Manilva, Mario Jiménez, has confirmed that the fire that caused some 400 people to evacuate their homes in the early hours of Monday morning was started deliberately. There are currently many theories as to the origins of the blaze, ... stay at the homes of relatives or to seek shelter in their cars in areas declared safe. In total, 60 people made use of the sports hall, while scores of people were affected by the closure of the A-7 motorway between kilometres 140 and 142 until 8am. ... "Civilians put in danger" "Drugs traffickers use these methods to distract the attention of those monitoring the coast," explained Jiménez. "Sadly they are putting the lives of a number of people at risk." In total, three homes were affected by the fire.