PLAN INFOCA

Infoca fights new forest fire in the Serranía de Ronda

Two helicopters and four crews of specialist firefighters rushed to the scene of the blaze in the Arroyo El Cucharro area in the Genal valley municipality of Algatocín

IRENE QUIRANTE

A new forest fire has been been declared in Algatocín in the Serranía de Ronda this Thursday afternoon (16 June) just one day after the blaze in the Sierra Bermeja, that started a week ago in the nearby village of Pujerra, was reported to be controlled, but not extinguished.

The Junta de Andaluía’s Plan Infoca brigade initially reported, at 4.20pm, that two helicopters were despatched to the scene of the blaze in the Arroyo El Cucharro area in the Genal valley municipality of Algatocín. Four teams of firefighters on the ground were also tackling the flames.

People in the area reported that the fire was visible from the A-373, at kilometre 68. It caught the attention of several drivers who were traveling on the road between Algatocín and Salitre.

At 6.20pm Plan Infoca tweeted that the evolution of the fire was 'favourable' and air support was being withdrawn.