The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has indicated that the procedures to grant the Civil Merit Medal posthumously to Carlos Martínez Haro, the Almeria firefighter who died on September 9 while working to extinguish the Sierra Bermeja fire.

Carlos Martínez, 44 years old, was a forestry agent, INFOCA firefighter and father of two daughters ages 6 and 9. He served at the Dalías checkpoint, which in turn belongs to the CEDEFO (Forest Defense Center) of Alhama de Almería.

Natural of Sculpting, one of the three nuclei that make up The Three Villas (Almería), eventually worked for INFOCA during the months of greatest fire risk. He had six years of experience as a firefighter.

He was a lover of nature and the Andalusian mountains, and in his hometown he had a 6,000 square meter farm where he cultivated organic vegetables.

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