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Castellar forest fire burns seven hectares

fuego (Agencies) The first of the local fires began shortly after 7pm last night, when some fifty calls were made to the 112 emergency service. Twelve homes and 22 people were evacuated as a precaution>

although, in the event, buildings in the area were not damaged. The INFOCA forestry protection service called out 5 specialist units, 4 pump trucks, 4 helicopters, 2 planes and other specialised services including a medical team. The area affected is known as Pozos de Marajambú, at the edge of Los Alcornocales Nature Park and close to Castellar zoo. It was finally under control at about 9 o’clock and extinguished entirely after some nine hours.

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