The area where the blaze has broken out. / @PLAN_INFOCA

Wildfire 'stabilised' in Benahavís on the Costa del Sol

A helicopter and a team of specialist firefighters is on the scene, battling the flames

ISABEL MÉNDEZ

A team of specialist firefighters and a helicopter crew are working to put out a fire that has broken out this afternoon in Benahavís, near Marbella.

Plan Infoca, the organisation that deals with wildfires in Andalucía has confirmed that 16 forest firefighters, backed up with air support from a helicopter, are working in the area to control the flames.

The fire was declared in an area of scrubland at around 5pm and just 30 minutes later Infoca reported that they considered it 'stabilised'.