I can’t really post this photo without any words – so here’s just a few.
This was the scene very close to my home on Monday lunchtime. Between the yellow fire-plane (you can see in the top-right corner of the photo), a helicopter and fire-fighters on the ground beating out the flames, the fire was brought under control and extinguished within about three hours.
A stark reminder of how dry the countryside is at this time of year – and how careful we all need to be.
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After last summer’s Ojen/Marbella fire [in which our friends at La Mairena had their house damaged] we get twitchy at the slightest whiff of smoke. Glad to hear everything is okay with you.
Thanks, Sandra …. whenever I hear a helicopter nearby, we always rush out to see if it’s the fire helicopter …. definitely twitchy!
My goodness! I am travelling at the moment in the interior of our province and here it is bone dry: a tinder box really. So pleased that the fire was so quickly extinguished.
These kind of fires are always a worry during the summer months, i particular.
The fire-fighters did a great job 🙂
That must’ve sooo scary, Marianne. So glad you’re safe. Firefighters are amazing!
They sure are! 🙂
Very well captured even if the subject isn’t without danger
and well done to the firefighters, they do a great job… 🙂
Thanks Drake – yes, the firefighters were brilliant 🙂
Well done, guys!
Not a very nice feeling to have indeed Marianne. I am very glad it was extinguised to quickly. 😀 *hugs*
Thanks for your concern, Sophia 🙂
Frightening, thank goodness no-one was harmed!
Very scary, for a while.
Thanks Gilly 🙂
Hope you’re okay and there were no casualties
OH yes, I’m fine – don’t believe there were any injuries, but I’m still on the case.
Even without words, the image evokes a shiver up my spine, we have the same risks here and just the sight and smell of smoke puts us on alert.
Yes, you do EllaDee. Stay safe.
Horrifying… Glad it was under control in three hours, but that must be a long, long three hours.
Yes, it was an incredibly long three hours. I’m sure the local fire engine was there reasonably quickly, but the plane and helicopter come from Malaga (I believe), and due to huge bush fires on the Spanish island of Majorca at the moment, resources are severely stretched.
Of course, another problem is access to water. I watched the helicopter repeatedly lowering his bucket into local water deposits and swimming pools rather than have to keep flying down to the Mediterranean Sea. It was amazing, Amy!
Oh my gosh! I’m sure that was more than a little scary. Glad to know they put out the fire quickly. I hope no one had any property damage!
One of the houses in the centre of the photo was almost surrounded by the fire, but I understand the house was OK. I think some of the boundary walls are a little charred though!
Oh dear, that’s really scary! I’m glad the house was saved. And glad you’re okay; I’d hate to see anything happen to your lovely home. 🙂
A fantastic shot, but a frightening experience. Be safe.
Thanks, Gemma 🙂
I love how you caught that plane !!! Just a great photo Marianne. !
Thanks – I thought I might have missed it – it was really zipping around!
You nailed it!
I hope no one was injured! So scary.
I don’t know of anyone who was injured – I’m still trying to find out more information.
Hopefully, you get good news.
Well done to those firefighters. Having had a heatwave here in Ireland recently (Yay!) I can just imagine how tinder dry Spain is at this stage. Hopefully, fire prevention education is a huge part of every kids`life there. Though you`ll always find one or two idiots who`ll do something daft.
I`m guessing your camera is the one thing you`ll take with you if you had to evacuate quickly?
Around here, no fires are allowed between May and October (without a licence), but of course, people still want to smoke or have BBQs. I’ve no idea how this fire started – but yes, only one idiot is needed.
Well, I guess my camera does tend to come everywhere with me …..
Eeeeek! One of my friends has just gone off down to Andalucía to be one of those fire watcher volunteer people.
Funnily enough, I just found a local fire watch group on FB only a couple of weeks ago, so when I saw this fire – after calling 112, I posted in the FB group. It’s good to be able to look out for one another.
This is just awful – I’m so glad you’re okay. Fires are very frightening…
Frightening. We have bushfires like that in Australia. Makes you think about what you’d grab if you had to get out quick.
Yes, indeed you do. We were in Australia a few years ago when there were all those deaths in Victoria through bush fires.
Of course, there is a total fire ban during the hot summer months, but somehow, these terrible fires still start.
Scary, glad you are ok!!!😀