11 aerial units continue to patrol the skies controlling the three fires which started last night in the Levante. According to the authorities, last nights storm caused over 2,000 lightening strikes which set off three major fires in Turre, Mojacar and Huercal Overa. Overnight in Huercal Overa, three units of 28 firefighters supported by environmental agents fought the flames in the dark, and the hamlet of El Saltador was evacuated. In Mojacar, a similar number Continue reading 11 aerial units battle fires in Levante this morning
Refillable olive oil decanters in bars in Spain will be banned within days after the Ministry of Agriculture announced it will shortly (this or next week?) present legislation. This is despite the fact that the previous initiative, by the EU, collapsed after the UK´s David Cameron used the initiative to highlight EU waste and micromanagement. Spain says that it considers the “fraud” of using low quality olive oil on tables to be a major consumer Continue reading Refillable olive oil decanters to be BANNED anyway by Spain within days!
The fire around Los Moralicos continues (as of 8am) to be active, emitting a huge pall of smoke, but at least one helicopter has been active since the light of dawn, and occasional puffs of huge black smoke can be seen where water is dumped on the flames.
Tonights electrical storm has left at least two large forest fires blazing in the Cabrera mountains, and another away at the bottom of the Almanzora above Huercal Overa. The visible fires from Turre are a large one the other side of the mountains below Los Moralicos, and further up the mountains towards Los Giles, although positioning them exactly is difficult in the dark. Emergency vehicle lights are clearly visible as they crisscross the mountains. The Continue reading Fires in mountains after electrical storm