Huge pall of smoke

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby gnik7 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:17 am

The fire is still burning at the top of Calahonda, From my terrace I can see flames from the red flats at the top Calahonda. It looks as if terrace furniture has caught alight on a few balconys, just hope there are no casualties.
Only seen one firefighting plane this morning, guess resources are stretched with the extent of the fire.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby murbisa » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:44 am

The planes are very active and flying right over my house very low. Lots of them. It is too cloudy to see anything on the mountain.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby Trigger » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:43 am

It has made to the BBC website.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby katy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:02 am

The fire is close to where we lived. Reports of 2 people badly burnt in El Rosario which was only minutes away. Lots of photos and videos on the web. A friends says it is around the buildings at the top of Calahonda and La Cala golf hotel has been evacuated.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby wildside » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:44 pm

With the wind blowing inland.... This morning Grazalema is full of smoke from the ojen fire and some ash falling as well....

Good luck to all involved....

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby Lavanda » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:48 pm

I used to have a house in Coín. My thoughts are with you all. :(

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby alpujarran » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:36 pm

lots of photos here..... ... bella.html

hope everyone is safe and well.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby Julie » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:47 pm

News reported one man dead who tried to go back in his house for his wife, also several badly burnt, I hope it is soon stopped, it is awful.
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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby Devils Advocate » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:50 pm

Very sad to see this unfold :( ...........hope the heavens open and douse it good and proper, terrible thing.
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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby Beachcomber » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:22 pm

Canal Sur 1 TV reporting that the deceased man is British. Also reports that the fire was started deliberately. Next update on Canal Sur at 1750 (in twenty minutes)

Also see here: ... 08/portada

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby markwilding » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:37 pm

It has been on the BBC news all day. It sounds bad.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby Lyric » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:47 pm

About four posts back follow the Mail on line link - looks bad too.

I'm in the campo above Torrox Costa, so a long way away, last night the sky over Mijas was blood red smoke, frightening.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby El Cid » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:55 pm

You can follow the progress online on the Sur website. 15 minute updates. It looks like it is slowly coming under control but the main problem at the moment is stopping it moving up into the protected areas - which luckily are not well populated. ... 10950.html


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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby oliveview01 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:08 pm

I have been sent a facebook link to an animal shelter this is what it says:


EL FUEGO HA DEVORADO LOS ANIMALES DE LA ASOCIACION DE ANIMALES DE MIJAS EN LA ATALAYA NECESITAN VUESTRA AYUDA , NO PODEMOS MIRAR HACIA OTRO LADO!! Más de 70 animales han fallecido en el incendio de Mijas , 5 cadaveres completamente calcinados , aún no se sabe los que están perdidos o han perecido pasto de las llamas en los alrededores,


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Fire has devoured ANIMAL ASSOCIATION OF ANIMALS IN THE WATCHTOWER MIJAS need your help, we can not look away! More than 70 animals have died in a fire in Mijas, 5 completely charred corpses, we do not know those who are lost or have perished in flames around,

Many of these animals fighting for their lives in veterinary clinics have remained PLEASE HELP WITH NOTHING, THEY NEED YOUR DONATIONS however small

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby katy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:36 pm

Does anyone know if it's a credible shelter? I have never heard of it before :think:

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby IreneD » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:21 pm

There's talk it may be a scam - the animal rescue group I belong to on facebook are checking it out - will let you know if I find out anything.

Edit: It is genuine, I have it on good authority :thumbup:
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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby gerryh » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:29 pm

I was involved with an animal rescue centre.
Never heard of that one. No hits on Google. I'm sure that if the story was true there would have been some mention of it on the news.
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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby tjtops » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:58 pm

OMG...I can't believe anyone could be so utterly callous as to try and make a scam out of it......beggars belief! :twisted:
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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby Footprint » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:17 am

I think it also demonstrates the need to be careful about what you 'share' on facebook.
You can spend, minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened - or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f**k on.

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Re: Huge pall of smoke

Postby gruff » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:48 am

Any update on the fire please? The BBC appears to have stopped updating.

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