Saturday, 2 September 2023, 18:16
The Junta de Andalucía's forest fire fighting brigade (Infoca) has been working since this Saturday afternoon (2 September) to extinguish a fire in the Costa del Sol municipality of Benahavís, near Marbella.
The blaze, active since shortly before three o'clock, originated in the Montemayor area.
There was a firefighting deployment made up of two ground loading aircraft, a coordination aircraft, a Super-Puma helicopter, two semi-heavy helicopters, a light helicopter, a command helicopter, ten groups of forest firefighters (around a hundred people), two BRICA units (reinforcement firefighting brigade), three TOP (operations technicians), one GREMAF units, two environmental agents, two BIIF operatives (forest fire investigation brigade) and five fire engines.
At 7.30pm Plan Infoca reported on its X (Twitter) account that the fire was stablised, as night fell, air support was withdrawn and teams on the ground were continuing their efforts to extenguish it.
02/09/2023 14.59 horas— INFOCA (@Plan_INFOCA) September 2, 2023
DECLARADO #IFBenahavís, #Málaga, en paraje “Montemayor”. Desplegamos sobre la zona:
1 superpuma, 1 semipesado
2 grupos bomberos forestales, 2 #BRICA, 2 #TOP, 1 #AAMM
1 autobomba pic.twitter.com/p1u8x67x5Q
Plan Infoca's official X (Twitter) account, has reported the ACO-08 coordination plane has already left Seville airport heading towards the source of the fire to carry out the aerial coordination of the firefighting resources.
The Benahavís fire was not the only forest fire recorded this Saturday in Malaga provibce, since another one started in this morning in Frigiliana, in the Cruz del Pinto area, and was extinguished at 8pm this evening, almost twelve hours later.
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