The advance of the flames declared fire in the Sierra de Mijas has forced cut traffic on the A-404 road, that communicates the Malaga municipalities of Alhaurín el Grande and Coín.
Specifically, the cut has occurred from kilometer 9 to 13in both directions, at the height of Alhaurin the Greatas reported by the 112 Andalusia Emergency Service.
The fire, declared at noon this Friday in the El Higuerón area, has already caused the preventive eviction of more than a thousand residents of Alhaurín de la Torre and Alhaurín el Grande.
Among them, the eviction of the urbanizations Lauro Golf, Jarapalos and Llanos de la Plata, in Alhaurín de la Torre; and Buenavista, in the Grande. “It’s just that I don’t trust it, the fire was two kilometers away and with the wind is getting closer to the houses of Lauro Golf”, said the mayor of Alhaurín de la Torre, Joaquín Villanova, who pointed out that the fire would be “intentional” because “it has several sources”.
Local police from both municipalities, firefighters, Infoca, Civil Guard and Civil Protection personnel have been working in the area since the alert was received on 112. “They are forcefully confronting the fire, but when the aerial means go to recharge, the fire is blown by the wind“, said the mayor of Alhaurín de la Torre.
🔴 #IFMijas The A-404 road is closed to traffic from km 9 to km 13 in both directions at the height of #AlhaurínElGrande #Malaga due to the fire that affects the Sierra de Mijas#InfoService pic.twitter.com/R15RW0seak
— Emergencies 112 (@E112Andalucia) July 15, 2022