After an intense night of fighting the flames, the changing wind between west and east with gusts of up to 45 kilometers per hour, as well as the orography of the terrain, complicate the extinction tasks, in which some 250 ground troops. 12 fire engines and 10 aircraft, including 2 amphibious aircraft, 1 coordination aircraft, and 5 heavy helicopters (3 Super Puma and 2 Kamov).
The fire started shortly before midnight in two outbreaks located in Genalguacil and Jubrique, although it has been advancing towards the east and has forced to evacuate this morning some 400 residents of the Forest Hills and Las Abejeras urbanizations, in Estepona, who are temporarily accommodated at the Polideportivo del Carmen.
The delegate of the Andalusian Government in Malaga, Patricia navarro, declared the level 1 fire of the INFOCA Plan. They also work on the extinction of members of the Provincial Consortium of Firefighters of Malaga, and endowments of neighboring provinces such as Granada, Seville, Cádiz and Córdoba. Some sources do not rule out that it was intentional.
From social networks, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has sent messages of encouragement to the troops working on extinction, and has reported that it remains pending its evolution.