The AP-7 toll motorway, which has been closed in both directions between kilometers 201 and 214 due to smoke from the fire that affects the municipality of Mijas (Málaga), has already been reopened, as reported by Traffic.
However, from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) they have urged to be “caution because the smoke can reduce visibility.”
This new fire in Mijas, the third in eleven days, has broken out in the area of La Majadilla del Muerto, where members of the Infoca Plan and local firefighters are already working. From Infoca they have indicated that their evolution is favorable.
The acting delegate of the Andalusian Government in Malaga, Carmen Casero, has activated this Tuesday level 1 of the Forest Fire Emergency Plan due to the evolution of the fire.
The Mijas City Council has reported that preventive evictions of homes have been carried out in the areas of Lagar Martel and La Roza, specifying that the La Cala Cultural Center has been set up for the evacuated people.
So far, six air assets have been deployed (two cargo planes on the ground, a light helicopter, a medium-heavy one, a Super Puma and a Kamov), as reported by the Infoca Plan on its Twitter account.
In the message, collected by Europa Press, it is specified that 90 forest firefighters, four operations technicians, three environmental agents and one extinguishing technician have traveled to the site. Emergencies 112 Andalusia has received several calls from citizens warning of the fire.
This is the third fire in the municipality of Mijas in a few days. The first, not yet considered extinct, was declared on July 15 in the El Higuerón area, later spreading to the municipalities of Alhaurín de la Torre and Alhaurín el Grande; while the second, already extinguished, was declared last Sunday.
ESTEPONA AND BENAHAVIS
In addition, there are two other fires on the same western coast of the province of Malaga, which specifically affect the municipalities of Estepona and Benahavís.
Regarding the fire in Estepona, specifically in a place near the industrial estate, it has been declared around 5:35 p.m., as reported by the Andalusian forest firefighting device, Plan Infoca.
Five air vehicles have been deployed to the area, such as a Super Puma helicopter, another semi-heavy and a command helicopter, as well as two Seal planes from the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.
As for land resources, 45 forest firefighters, two operations technicians and two environmental agents, as well as a fire engine, have been deployed to the area.
The other declared fire, around 6:00 p.m., is located in the municipality of Benahavís, in the Guadalmina river area, and evolves favorably like the one in Mijas.
A Super Puma helicopter and another Gremaf operate in the place; two firefighting reinforcement brigades (Brica), comprising 22 forest firefighters, an operations technician, an environmental agent, and a regional command team.
From the DGT they have reported that the A-7175 road remains cut at kilometer 3 in the municipality of Cortes de la Frontera due to this fire.