The operator who operated the machinery called for help, reporting explosions and flames about ten meters high.
A fire caused by the breakdown of a forestry work machine was the origin of a forest fire in Sierra Espuña this Friday, in front of the old sanatorium, in the municipality of Alhama de Murcia. The operator who handled the machine himself called the Emergency Coordination Center to request help, reporting explosions and flames about ten meters high.
Three firefighting trucks from the Murcia Region Firefighting and Rescue Consortium, a forestry brigade from Totana, a helicopter brigade from Zarcilla de Ramos, environmental agents from Alhama, Zarcilla and the head of region, a firefighting technician and members of the Civil Guard.
Personnel from the forestry work company worked to remove pine trees with chainsaws in the area to prevent the spread of the fire.