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Fire ravages abandoned Torremolinos hotel

The destroyed hotel.
The destroyed hotel. / SUR
  • The hotel had been empty since 2013

A fire broke out at the Hotel Califa II in Torremolinos, left empty since 2013, on Wednesday.

Its location, close to residential blocks, made its extinction difficult, with a helicopter required as part of the operation.

Roads were shut off and traffic chaos ensued for more than two hours.

The hotel, occupied by squatters for a number of years, has been the subject of numerous complaints by residents.

No one was hurt in the blaze.