Mar­jal blaze forces evac­u­a­tions

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS -

Three homes had to be evac­u­ated after a blaze broke out in the Pego-Oliva Mar­jal just be­fore the week­end close to the main road from the N-332.

The fire started at around 15.45 in an area of scrub­land within the wet­land na­ture re­serve, caus­ing clouds of smoke to bil­low across the CV-715, which runs di­rectly to Oliva's south­ern beaches from Pego town cen­tre.

Oc­cu­pants of three ru­ral cot­tages had to flee their homes, in­structed by emer­gency ser­vices.

They were able to re­turn within just over an hour.

Fire­fight­ers spent the rest of the evening dous­ing the area to stop the flames flar­ing up again.

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