Victim of forest fires raging in southern Spain, was a man

One person was killed in a forest fire raging in southern Spain in the province of Malaga, said on Friday AFP citing local authorities.

According to the authorities, firefighters found the body of an elderly man near the burned house.

"Found the body of an elderly man, we can not identify him," — the words of a leading agency of the firemen involved in extinguishing the fire in the region. Currently, firefighters dismantled debris burned house and are looking for a man his wife, the fate of which is still unknown.

Forest fire started on Thursday evening near the town of Coin (Conn). During the night the fire spread to the territory of the municipalities of Marbella, Mijas (Mijas) and Alhaurin el Grande (Alhaurin el Grande). Area covered by the fire, stretched for 30 kilometers. Because of the risk of further spread of fire on Friday authorities evacuated more than five thousand people, including tourists.

Earlier it was reported that two people were hospitalized with burns.

Assigned to the second degree of fire hazard. Because of the rampant disaster was covered area "Mediterranean highway" AP-7, which stretches along the Spanish Mediterranean coast to the border with France.

Forest fires in Malaga, according to media reports, from Thursday evening involved several hundred people (various sources from 250 to 500). In addition to local fire services and the military to fight the fire, the fire brigade thrown from other provinces of southern Spain: Cadiz, Seville and Granada. To help ground forces have been sent to fire nine helicopters and eight fire planes.

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