Infoca firefighters at the scene this Tuesday. / PLAN INFOCA

Teams of Infoca firefighters continue their efforts to extinguish the Mijas wildfire

The forest fire was reported in the early hours of this Tuesday morning, in the Paraje Atalaya area, and was declared 'controlled' mid-afternoon

RAQUEL MERINO

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 pictured in the early hours of this Tuesday morning / SUR

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.

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.