Ecologistas en Accion has filed a complaint alleging that El Pinar is dumping raw sewage into the campo, with untreated waste entering an old mine nearby. El Pinar de Bedar consists of around 100 large villas. Due to its location, it was impossible to connect the urbanisation to the treatment plant of Bedar, and so a small collection unit was installed. According to the complaint, this has since broken and the water is being dumped Continue reading El Pinar denounced by environmentalists for dumping sewage into a mine→
As the wind dies away, it seems that El Pinar may be safe from the flames as they retreat into the next valley. Photos taken at 14:50. Police confirm that all the roads in that area are closed due to the fire, and that people are only allowed through depending on the conditions. They are asking people not to congregate at the entrance to the Bedar road to allow emergency vehicles through.
Seems to be avoiding Bedar now, the fire is surrounding El Pinar and heading over the hills towards Serena. You can clearly see the flames through the smoke, and at one point the flames roared up a hill behind El Pinar. Taken at 14:30.
In just over twenty minutes, you can see how the fire raged across the valley and is now reaching El Pinar
Taken at aprox 13:45 from Turre (click to enlarge them):
A large fire is raging between Bedar and Los Gallardos. It appears to be in the main valley where the road up to the village is. In the last half an hour, despite the presence of a couple of fire fighting helicopters, it has spread and now seems to be in the pine trees below El Pinar. Spreading quickly I can see from here, aided by a very hot wind blowing strongly.