Devastating forest fires have been brought under control in Málaga, in southern Spain. That’s what the local authorities say.
The rainfall of the past few days made it easier for the fire brigade to contain the fire.
The fire “is considered under control,” Andalusia’s head of government, Juanma Moreno, said on Twitter. “The rain that has been falling for hours has been our best ally”.
Yesterday, about 500 firefighters and 31 firefighting planes were mobilized to fight the forest fires. Earlier, 260 soldiers of a specialized army unit were summoned. The fire has destroyed more than 8,000 hectares of forest in the Sierra Bermeja massif.
2,600 people have been evacuated from their homes in recent days. Last Thursday, one firefighter was killed in the extinguishing works.