Ground tests are under way on the land that will shortly become Mijas' new fire station. Shoppers at the Parque Miramar have become accustomed to seeing the work in recent weeks as the land is prepared between the retail park stores and the A-7 Coín road junction, in Las Lagunas.
The land covers 6,000 square metres and two facilities will be built on it; an emergency training centre and the fire engine shed itself.
"The drilling in different parts of the site tells us what the quality of the earth is like, in order to carry out the construction properly," said José Carlos Martín, local councillor for Infrastructure.
"With the new fire station, we can take a leap forward in the quality of service, as we can acquire new equipment that doesn't fit in the existing station," he added, mentioning a new turntable ladder and more training facilities.