The Mijas Town Hall has announced this Thursday that the prohibition of barbecues and stubble burning, a measure that will take place between June 1 and October 15 in forest land and forest influence zones.
Thus, from the Consistory they have highlighted that “it remains the use of fire is strictly prohibited in any form”, whether barbecues, bonfires or agricultural burning, as well as the circulation of motor vehicles in these spacess, according to the Order of 05/21/2009 of the Junta de Andalucía.
Due to the regulations, from the June 1, the burning of natural vegetation and agricultural and forestry residues is prohibited, just as it will no longer be possible to circulate with motor vehicles outside the road network.
In addition, it will not be allowed use of fire for food preparation, also implementing the measure in camping areas or recreational areas that are equipped for it. The prohibitions are limited to all those forest land and forest influence zones (even if they are agricultural and urban) located less than 400 meters from the forest.
Therefore, the City Council has indicated that as of June 1 The use of barbecues will be prohibited in spaces such as El Esparragalas it is considered a zone of forest influence, although Los Olivos Park would continue to be exempt of the regulations for being within an urban area.
From the Consistory they have requested a maximum responsibility to users, since it is necessary to exercise extreme caution in the face of the coming months of heat, in which the municipality of Mijas for its climatology and natural characteristics presents a high risk of forest fire.