View of the area where the fire broke out. / @PLAN_INFOCA

Arenas wildfire is 'controlled'

Firefighters and a helicopter have been despatched to the area


A forest fire in the Río Seco area of Arenas in the Axarquía region of Malaga province, has been declared 'controlled'.

Seven Infoca forest firefighters, an operations technician, an environmental agent and the LA-7 transport and firefighting helicopter were despatched to the site to tackle the blaze.

Within an hour of the blaze starting, it was declared 'stabilised' at 6.15pm, and 'controlled' at 6.45pm.