Sierra de Mar­i­ola for­est fire

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

A blaze that broke out in the Sierra de Mar­i­ola na­ture re­serve on Mon­day night sparked panic in Bo­cairent (Vall d'Al­baida, Va­len­cia prov­ince), but no­body had to be evac­u­ated, emer­gency ser­vices con­firmed.

The only ca­su­alty is around half an acre of ma­ture pine for­est.

Fire­fight­ers were called out at about 20.15 and took little more than half an hour to con­tain the flames.

It was de­clared 'un­der con­trol' by 22.00, mean­ing it was mostly ex­tin­guished but still smoul­der­ing and hav­ing to be mon­i­tored to avert a pos­si­ble new flare-up, said Ontinyent and Xà­tiva fire brigades, who at­tended the scene.

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