Wildfire Burns Into the Night in Mijas, Spain

The Mayor of Mijas, Spain, Josele González, called for the Andulusian government to upgrade the response to a wildfire in in the town to level two on July 16.

In a twitter post, he said level two was essential to provide resources to tackle the fire, including support from the Military Emergencies Unit of the Spanish military. He said the lack of aerial support was hampering the firefighting operation against a wildfire that had spread to 1,800 hectares.

Footage published by Tina Hemlin Kacke shows the reddish glow of the wildfire. She said she filmed the video before midnight on Friday night.

Local media report that over 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes due to the wildfire. Credit: Tina Hemlin Kacke via Storyful

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