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Bush fire damages land around Tibetan temple near Benalmádena

Smoke at the Stupa.
Smoke at the Stupa. / S. SALAS
  • 34 fire officers were sent to the scene

Last Saturday morning fire was spotted in undergrowth on land next to the Stupa, the gold-topped Tibetan temple near Benalmádena Pueblo.

Forest fire protection service, Infoca, said that 34 fire officers, three operations directors, an environmental expert and a water plane were sent to the scene.

By 2pm the fire, which had spread close the hillside viewpoint around the building, was under control although officers stayed well into the afternoon extinguishing it.

Flames were visible from a long distance, drawing onlookers.