Evicted 2,000 People By A Fire In The Murcian Mountains

Three homes have been destroyed by fire. They fear that the flames reach the urban centre of Portman. The wind makes it difficult the tasks of extinction. Nearly 2,000 people have been evicted in Portman (Murcia) once was declared a fire in a forest area close to La Manga Golf Club, in Cartagena, shortly before 23.00 hours on Thursday. A crew of ten fire trucks moved into place, although extinction efforts are proving complicated, as confirmed Francisco Bernabe, Mayor of La Union, town also affected by the fire, which has an active front of eight kilometres. This is a disaster, said Barnabas to Radio Nacional of Spain (RNE), who confirmed that the entire population of Portman had been evicted and the tremendous force of the wind was hampering the extinction of fire.

The fire, which has already destroyed three houses, is located a few metres from the town centre of Portman. Evacuees have been temporarily resettled in three pavilions while finds means to extinguish the fire, since its location, in a zone full of ancient mining traps and abrupt, makes it virtually impossible to tackle it from the ground. Six forestry brigades, fire Consortium and Cartagena firefighting service, working in the fire and you are awaiting the arrival of air assets. Source of the news: Desalojadas 2,000 people by a fire in the sierra murciana