The scene of the latest fire in Mijas, this Sunday evening / @PLAN_INFOCA

Forty Infoca firefighters and helicopter extinguish latest blaze in Mijas

The fire in the Costa del Sol town was reported shortly before 8pm on Sunday evening, 3 July

ISABEL MÉNDEZ

A new forest fire was declared in Mijas yesterday, the second in the town this weekend after the one that was reported last Friday.

According to the Junta de Andalucía’s Plan Infoca brigade, the latest incident was declared on Sunday (3 July) just before eight in the evening.

Initially, 40 forest firefighters, an operations technician, an environmental agent and a Super Puma helicopter (KA-70) were deployed to the scene of the incident, near kilometre 201 of the the AP-7 motorway.

Ground crews continue their work into the evening to fully extinguish the blaze.