Some 16 specialist Plan Infoca forest firefighters are continuing their efforts to extinguish a wildfire in the Paraje Atalaya area of Mijas which broke out in the early hours of this Tuesday morning, 28 June.
The blaze was declared 'controlled' by Infoca mid-afternoon and air support has now been stood down as the teams on the ground make the final push before the forest fire can be described as extinguished.
#IFMijas [ESTABILIZADO] | Después de una noche intensa, nada mejor para ser conscientes de lo hecho, que acompañar a nuestros #BomberosForestales a esta hora. De nuevo pendientes y presencia de abundante combustible.INFOCA (@Plan_INFOCA) June 28, 2022
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The fire was declared on the brigade’s Twitter account at around 1.30am and the initially reported 32 firefighters was quickly increased to 45. The fire even forced the A-7053 road to be closed to traffic between kilometres 6 and 8 in the Entrerríos area.
Shortly before 7am, Infoca reported that the blaze was considered ‘stabilised’ and efforts were continuing to control it before finally extinguishing the fire.