11 aerial units battle fires in Levante this morning

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 of firefighters fought to protect the hamlets of Sopalmo and El Muro, both of which were partially evacutated overnight.

And in the Sierra above Turre, two mountain fire units tried to control the fire.

Over 300 emergency calls were received by 112.

11 aerial units started work at dawn and are expected to be active all day long damping down the areas, although all three fires are now either under control or extinguished.

A hot day with mild breezes is expected, and the firefighters are determined not to allow the flames to spring back up over the course of the day.

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4 Replies to “11 aerial units battle fires in Levante this morning”

  1. I am so pleased to be able to visit your website while I am in the UK to read the latest news from the Turre area . I hope the fires are extinguished . I live in the Cabreras .

  2. Great work by all of the people involved in controlling the fires. A very difficult and dangerous job and they are to be applauded.

  3. Thank you for the information. We have a house in Mojacar and it’s good to know that the fires are out. Well done to all the firefighters and thankyou for doing a difficult and dangerous job.

  4. Anyone been and looked at the extent of fire and destruction? Our side of Arraez is a charred wasteland.

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