Estepona blaze, this Tuesday (26 July)

Estepona wildfire, which forced the evacuation of 600 people, is considered 'controlled', according to mayor

The fire was declared at 5.45pm this Tuesday afternoon, 26 July, and the Costa del Sol town's emergency plan was activated

DAVID LERMA

The Junta de Andalucía’s Plan Infoca brigade reported a forest fire in Estepona, on the Costa del Sol, at 5.45pm this Tuesday afternoon, 26 July.

Apparently the blaze started in an area of cane fields in the Beverly Hills residential developement very close to the José Martín Méndez industrial estate.

The A7 road was cut in the direction of Malaga.

At its peak some people were evacuated from properties, as a precautionary measure, after the Municipal Emergency Plan was activated and the Palace of Congress was enabled for those displaced.

CPB