Fire burns thousands of acres of forest in southern Spain

Forest fire rages in the province of Malaga in southern Spain. Two people were hospitalized, one of the victims burned 50% of the body, doctors say his condition as serious. According to Agence France-Presse, with reference to the local authorities, one person was killed. The body of an elderly man found near the burned-out house.

Source of fire was reported Thursday evening near the town of Coin, per night and the fire spread in the municipality of Marbella, Mijas and Alhaurin el Grande.

About five thousand people, including 300 tourists were evacuated, according to the Spanish authorities. Also blocked stretch of highway along the Spanish Mediterranean coast to the border with France.

Extinguishing the fire, according to the media, it takes several hundred people. To help local fire brigade arrived from the provinces of Cadiz, Seville and Granada. Together with ground forces to fire fighting nine helicopters and eight fire planes.

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