Thursday, 11 July 2013

Los Lances fire: 392 evacuations

Flames under control near beach
TARIFA A fire broke out yesterday afternoon near the famous Los Lances beach, which led to the preventative evacuation of 392 people from two campsites, Tarifa and Torre de la Peña, as well as guests at the Hurricane Hotel. It was not a large fire but caused considerable alarm because of its location at some of the area's most populated tourist attractions. Fortunately, the wind blew the heavy smoke away from the campsites. Dry pine leaves behind the Tarifa camping ground ensured heavy, dense smoke, though the cause has yet to be established. The alarm was raised at about 2.30 pm and it was declared under control some five hours later.

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