Over 940 Personnel Deployed to Tackle Wildfire Burning in Southern Spain

Over 940 personnel were deployed to fight a forest fire in the mountainous Pujerra area of southern Spain by Thursday, June 9.

Night footage released by the Provincial Firefighters Consortium of Malaga shows flames from the Pujerra wildfire burning foliage.

Up to 3,000 people were evacuated from the area surrounding Pujerra on the night of June 8, according to local media.

The Forest Fire Extinction Service of Andalucia (INFOCA) on Thursday said the fire had affected about 2,150 hectares (8.3 square miles) of forest area to “varying degrees.”

Three firefighters were injured trying to contain the blaze, INFOCA said on Thursday. One sustained burns on 10 percent of his body and had been transferred to a regional hospital, they said. Credit: Provincial Firefighters Consortium of Malaga via Storyful

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