Sierra Bermeja fire stabilised after burning 3,500 hectares.
Infoca authorises the orderly return of the evicted residents of Benahavís
Three injured and more than 2,000 hectares burnt in a fire in Pujerra
Sierra Bermeja is on fire again. Barely nine months after the fire that last year devastated 10,000 hectares in this area of high ecological value, the Malaga mountain range is once again suffering.
And it is doing so with a fire that specialists warned from the outset would be difficult to control due to the aggressiveness with which it has been driven by the terral wind, up to 40 km/h, the high temperatures and the inaccessibility of the area.
Estimates at midday on Thursday put the burnt area at over 2,000 hectares. Some 2,500 residents have been evacuated.
However, Thursday woke up with better news: the weather conditions are better, with less wind. Some optimism for the nearly 1,000 troops from different bodies who will be working throughout the day today against the fire.