These images show Spanish firefighters battling the second forest fire to ravage the southern region of Marbella in the last week.
According to local media, the wildfire started on 29th August in the forested area of Los Monteros near the holiday resort of Marbella located in the province of Malaga in the southern Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia.
It is the second wildfire to affect the Los Monteros area in the last week following a devastating blaze on 22nd August that resulted in the evacuation of 40 homes.
According to reports, the fire started at around 7.45pm near Marbella’s Costa del Sol Hospital and destroyed mostly scrubland.
The local authorities reportedly sent four fire helicopters and around 75 firefighters to the area to battle the spreading blaze.
Also in attendance were representatives from the Forest Fire Medical Unit (UMIF).
According to local media, police officers from the Local, National and Civil Guard forces were also sent to the area to assist with the fire operation.
Photos show a large area of woodland ablaze that is close to major roads and hillside homes. Firefighters and fire helicopters are also seen battling the scrubland blaze.
Reports said that the fire, the second to affect the area in a week, was under control by around 11.45pm.
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