VIDEO: Forest fire breaks out near Aqualandia in Benidorm

Units from Alicante’s Consorcio Provincial de Bomberos and forest fire units, as well as four aircraft, are working to put out the blaze.

Confined to the upper part of the Sierra Helada natural park the fire poses no immediate threat to Aqualandia and has been designated a “Level 1 emergency” the lowest of three levels on the scale for forest fires.

A spokesperson from Alicante Consorcio Provincial de Bomberos said the fire is burning in a ‘steep’ and ‘hard to reach area’, requiring the use of planes.

Smoke from the fire can be seen from Benidorm and as far away as Altea.

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