Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated due to a violent fire in the south of the country

Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated due to a violent fire in the south of the country


Nearly 2,000 people were evacuated Wednesday night through Thursday due to violence fire in the region of Málaga, in the south of the Spainwhere 10,000 hectares of forest had already been destroyed by flames in September 2021.

More than 40 degrees in the region

The fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in the Sierra Bermeja mountain, in Andalusia. It comes as a heat wave has begun in the country, with peaks of more than 40 degrees expected in the region.

According to Andalusian authorities, nearly 500 firefighters and members of the Military Emergency Unit were deployed to put out the blaze, described as powerful and “complicated” to control due to the wind and rugged terrain “difficult to control. ‘access’.

A difficult night

According to the emergency services, “2,000 people were evacuated” due to the accident. Three firefighters were injured, one of whom was seriously injured and was evacuated to Málaga Hospital.

The night was “difficult in the Sierra Bermeja”, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez responded on Twitter, expressing “(his) support and (his) solidarity with the affected people”.

The Sierra Bermeja region had already been hit for a week by a powerful fire last September. The accident devastated nearly 10,000 hectares of forest and killed a 44-year-old firefighter.



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