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Mijas Fire

Postby ken2 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:20 pm

this is the fire burning to the right Malaga side of Mijas tonight,

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Postby katy » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:47 pm

Ken, which side is it on?

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Postby oliveview01 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:38 pm

Ken, what a scary (but very well taken) photo, hope no one is injured or homes lost. Saw on the Spanish tv there is/was a bad fire Algerciras way today.

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Postby katy » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:53 pm

Said on the news that the road has been closed between Mijas and Benalmádena. Believed the fire was started deliberately as was the one near Tarifa. What sort of people do this :shock:

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Postby spanish_lad » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:22 am

i saw the start of that today on the way back from cartama, looked more alhaurin de la torre way, unless that was another one ?

any reports of injuries etc ?
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Postby ken2 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:53 am

Looking at the fire from the 340 going to malaga, it is to the right of Mijas, i didn't take picture my cousin lives in the apartment above me, he went out on his motorbike to get pics, have heard the planes going over first thing, but at this moment i don't know the situation??

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Postby peteroldracer » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:30 am

It is all at http://www.diariosur.es/
If you really cannot understand simple Spanish (shame on you, if you live here :shock: ), but in summary, it says that 300 citizens were evacuated in the early hours of today, 5 helicopters and 4 aircraft were/are being used to fight the fire, and it has evoked memories of the terrible fire of 2001, when a large area was burnt.
Sounds nasty, and I hope that no people are hurt.
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Postby mijasmagic » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:45 am

From an ecological viewpoint, sadly many of the pine trees destroyed were up to 100 years old.
From the human aspect, yes it seems this was deliberate as two other fires sprang up close by at around the same time.
At the time of writing there are still three water helicopters hard at work, although no flames are now visible and it seems the worst has passed.

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Postby Paula » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:59 am

I remember the last one, drove up there and couldn't believe the devastation to the beautiful countryside and all the trees burnt down. It got very close to the pueblo that time. Sad to hear that more trees lost, hope everyones homes are ok. What sick *beep* want to cause this kind of destruction and put people at risk.

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Postby anis » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:24 am

Planes and helicopters have been flying overhead past our finca all day coming in from the lake direction to the coast ( I think ?)
It's a little quieter this past 15 mins. - hopefully they have got the better of it.

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Postby silver » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:24 pm

What sort of people do this
Its generally known that some..not all.. of these fires are started by...wait for it...those who put them out... they need money..start the fire..then get paid to help put out.
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Postby Paula » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:41 pm

That would be even worse, being as they truly know the possible consequences of their action.

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Postby spanish_lad » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:29 pm

silver wrote:
What sort of people do this
Its generally known that some..not all.. of these fires are started by...wait for it...those who put them out... they need money..start the fire..then get paid to help put out.
heard that from someone today as well ?
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Postby campo babe » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:20 pm

I saw smoke rising into the sky the other side of Malaga yesterday evening, but forgot to look later to see if there were any flames. We don't seem to have seen so many fires this year, as in the past, which is a good thing for most people.

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Postby Beachcomber » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:47 pm

... but you would think that someone experienced in putting out fires would know how to start one without it looking suspicious!

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Postby gente » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:18 pm

it was the inaugaration ceremony of the new mijas/fuenguirola fire station yesterday.

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Postby frog » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:05 am

in my wifes home village of combe martin in devon,a few years ago a young lad was a part time fireman and got convicted of starting fires to make a few quid,he got a year in the nick
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Postby Lavanda » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:55 am

Combe Martin! I know it well!

I remember the last fire and the following year the hills above Mijas were still a charred mess. We wanted to do a walk as printed in the G** H***** W**** book and, along with the beautiful pines, all the waypoints had been burned to a crisp.


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