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Infoca declares forest fire in Mijas 'controlled' after burning car sparks blaze

The Junta’s specialist brigade reported the latest blaze at 5.15pm on Sunday afternoon, 24 July

ISABEL MÉNDEZ

The Junta de Andalucía’s specialist forest fire brigade, Plan Infoca, declared a new blaze in the Malaga municipality of Mijas at 5.15pm on Sunday afternoon, 24 July.

Specifically it was reported to have been started by a burning vehicle on the AP7 at kilometre 203.

Spain's roads authority, the DGT, reported one lane of the AP-7 motorway was closed as a result of the car fire.

At the height of the blaze, some ten aircraft and 100 personnel on the ground battled the flames.

Infoca reported the forest fire was 'controlled' at 2am this morning, Monday 25 July, as personnel continued their efforts to fully extinguish the blaze.

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LEANDRO RODRÍGUEZ