Residents Evacuate Due to Wildfire Burning in Malaga, Spain

Hundreds of homes were evacuated in a town in Spain’s Malaga province on July 15, due to a wildfire burning in the Sierra de Mijas mountain range.

This footage shows the fire above the town of Alhaurin de la Torre on Friday night. Mayor Joaquin Villanova Rueda, said 300 homes were evacuated as precaution on Friday.

By Friday afternoon, Andalusian officials declared a Level 1 emergency plan due to the fire, and urged caution.

EU’s Copernicus emergency management service warned of “extreme fire danger” across southern Europe on July 15. Credit: @Alvarit47986512 via Storyful

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