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Land for new Mijas fire station set aside in Las Lagunas

Maldonado (2r) with members of the Mijas fire department.
Maldonado (2r) with members of the Mijas fire department. / I. G.
  • The current 1,000-square-metre hub had been described as "obsolete" and "insufficient" for the force's needs

After years of complaints, Mijas town hall on Monday announced a 7,000-square-metre plot of land in Las Lagunas, next to the Instituto La Vega secondary school, was to be set aside for the town's new fire station.

The new station will be located next to an old people's home which is already at the tender stage.

Mayor Juan Carlos Maldonado said that the new site would see a "significant rise in quality" in the service provided by the fire department and would allow the force to acquire more fire engines such as the recently-purchased crane truck which cannot fit in the current fire station.

The current 1,000-square-metre hub had been described as "obsolete" and "insufficient" for the force's needs.