BREAKING: Forest fire on Spain’s Costa del Sol: Residents are evacuated as Level 1 emergency is declared

A FOREST fire is currently raging on the Costa del Sol.

According to Andalucia’s firefighting service INFOCA, a fire was declared in Mijas at around 4am on Sunday.

The flames have taken hold in the Venta los Condes area.

Two helicopters and five ground teams have been roped in to tackle the inferno.

Residents in the Valtocado urbanisation have been evacuated and taken to a makeshift shelter at the Osunillas sports centre.

Firefighters have been called in from Mijas, Fuengirola, Marbella and Benalmadena, while INFOCA has declared a Level 1 emergency.

More to follow…

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