Britons have been evacuated from the Costa del Sol resort of Estepona. Police have also been forced to evacuate residents from two estates close to the resort. Level One of the Emergency Plan for Forest Fires has now been declared in the area.
Over 200 firefighters have been called to battle the blaze in the region.
A number of those Britons who have been evacuated, have now be sheltered in a sport pavilion in Estepona by Spanish authorities.
Several planes have also been dispatched to help battle the blaze.
Estepona mayor Jose Maria Garcia Urbano tweeted overnight: “Be careful. We are closely watching the evolution of this fire.
“The MA-8301 road has been closed to traffic because of the proximity of the flames to the road that links Estepona to the Penas Blancas mountain pass.”
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