Thursday, 7 June 2012

Tesorillo fire under control in short order, no evacuation necessary

JIMENA/San Martín del Tesorillo A fire that broke out close to the village yesterday evening was under control in a couple of hours. At about a quarter to five in the afternoon, flames and smoke were reported approximately at the border between the municipality of Casares (prov. of Málaga) and San Martín del Tesorillo (Cádiz). The wind propelled the flames towards the latter, but members of the INFOCA prevention organization were quick to arrive and put it out. As a precaution, though, the local firefighters began evacuation procedures that were not carried out because the fire was under control about an hour later with the help of a helicopter. Several local residents, however, did choose to leave their homes in the area of their own accord.

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