Clouds of Wildfire Smoke Tower Over Towns in Spain's Costa del Sol Amid Heat Wave

A forest fire was burning in the Sierra de Mijas mountain range in Malaga, Spain, on Friday, July 15, according to the Forest Fire Extinction Service of Andalusia.

Footage posted to Twitter by Miguel Angel Montes Perez shows smoke rising over the mountains, viewed from Fuengirola, a town in Malaga.

The Andalusian emergency services said it had activated an emergency plan due to a fire in the El Higueron area of the Mijas mountains and urged caution.

Other parts of Spain have also been battling wildfires as temperatures soar. Some regions recently experienced temperatures up to 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 Fahrenheit). Credit: Miguel Angel Montes Pérez via Storyful

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