The BBC has sent out a team to cover the Mojacar wildfires. Some expats -including the young bro- interviewed here. It’s running constantly on BBC 24, and I would have thought that somebody would have shown them how to pronounce “Mojácar”. ITV actually called me up to confirm the pronunciation.
I’ve uploaded some photos, including photos of the aftermath, here http://thereader.es/mojacar-fire-photo-gallery.html?lang=en Photos of “old Mojacar” hill, cemetery at end of list
A shortcircuit caused by the high temperatures yesterday destroyed 8 pumps at a major pumping station and cut off water supplies to the Levante. 12 municipalities are currently without water. GALASA are working on the problem, and say it may be solved by Sunday.
Water supplies are still cut off in many parts of Turre, Mojacar, Carboneras and Garrucha. All domestic water supply was cut off to provide as much supply and pressure to Mojacar as possible. I’m told that the system is almost empty and is being refilled. Can’t find any news on when supplies will be restored, I was told that the reservoirs in the mountains are still being refilled as fast as possible.
Full story here: http://thereader.es/en/component/content/article/48-news-analysis/219-mojacar-fires-under-control.html Fires appear to have been started on purpose and experts have been sent from Madrid.
I’ve just spoken to someone in MOjacar townhall who say around 50 houses have been burnt. An application has been made to declare the area a disaster zone in order for more equipment to be sent from the central government. There is a report over at local newspaper www.thereader.es which says more. Photos and information can be email to firstname.lastname@example.org