San Francisco Chronicle

Troops deploy to fight blaze


Soldiers on Sunday in southeaste­rn Spain joined the battle against a major wildfire that burned for a fourth day.

The blaze in Malaga province has scorched more than 17,000 acres of forest and prompted fresh evacuation­s, bringing the total number of residents displaced to around 2,500.

Authoritie­s on Sunday evacuated nearly 1,500 residents from the towns of Jubrique, Genalguaci­l and four other villages as a precaution. More than 1,000 other people had been evacuated before the weekend from areas around the resort town of Estepona, which is popular among tourists and foreign expatriots.

A brigade traveled from the military base of Moron, in southern Spain, to join more than 300 firefighte­rs and 41 water-dropping aircraft battling the flames.

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