Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Second Ibiza forest fire now under control

A forest fire which swept across 115 hectares of Ibizan landscape has now been brought under control and virtually extinguished.

The fires began on Sunday afternoon to the north west of Cala Llonga and was luckily fanned away from the golf course and expensive property by strong winds across the coastal area. The fires lead to around 1000 people being evacuated from their homes and all roads surrounding the area to be closed.

At this stage it is believed that one home has been destroyed and two further properties have suffered significant damage with the pine forest suffering the worst of the effects.

Officials from the fire service and Guardia Civil are certain that the fire has been caused by negligence, possibly a barbeque as the fire started in a different manner to a natural fire.

It is the second fire of the summer but thankfully not as bad as the first which was the worst in Ibiza's history.

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