Regular firefighters also attended the blaze. / CPB MALAGA

Forest firefighters work through the night to stabilise the Casares blaze

At its height, more than 80 Infoca specialists tackled the fire that was declared 'stabilised' this Thursday morning

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A forest fire that broke out in the municipality of Casares in Malaga province on Wednesday evening, 6 October, has been declared ‘stabilised’ after teams of firefighters worked through the night to contain it.

At its height some 81 specialist Infoca firefighters tackled the blaze, that was reported at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, working alongside regular fire bigade crews.

Before darkness fell, air support was also provided by two helicopters carrying water that was dropped on the flames.

This Thursday morning, at 7.36am, Infoca reported that the fire is ‘stabilised’ and 16 of their staff continue to work on the ground to fully extinguish the blaze.