200 evacuated as Spain battles raging forest fire

September 13, 2011SPAIN – Firefighters backed by planes and helicopters battled towering flames in southern Spain Monday, trying to tame a forest fire that forced 200 people to evacuate, officials said. Whipped up by warm winds, the blaze spread quickly in the popular tourist province of Malaga. “The fire broke out yesterday in high temperatures, winds of more than 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph), and a breakout zone made up of thicket and pine groves,” said a statement by the Andalusia region’s firefighters. The authorities evacuated about 200 people from three towns — Marbella, Mijas, and Ojen on Sunday, a Malaga local government official said. Many residents were allowed to return in the early hours of Monday. A total of 21 fire fighting teams with 11 fire trucks and two supply vehicles fought the fire on the ground, fire fighters said. They were being joined in the early hours by nine helicopters including fighting, cargo and transport choppers, four water planes and a surveillance and coordination plane. Officials were unable to say how much land had been razed by the flames. –Terra Daily
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4 Responses to 200 evacuated as Spain battles raging forest fire

  1. Carol says:

    The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him. (Revelation 16:8, 9 NIV)

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  2. It seems to me that much of this planet is either shaking, burning, or drowning. And then we can’t forget all the volcanic activity.

    Thank you for this info Alvin. I was not aware that fires had broken out in Spain also. So much happening so fast.

    Be blessed and Maranatha

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    • And soon it will move much faster with events happening in concert. Perplexity shall fall over the world like a dark shroud and soon places, which one seemed like safe retreats, will bear terrible burdens. A paralyzing fear will grip the planet as there will seem like there is no place of refuge to retreat. It is this crisis, in which we must attune our hearts, minds and spirit in preparation for.

      Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.To the only wise God, be glory forever.” Jude 24

      Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20

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      • So true Alvin.

        “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Luke 21:26

        Be blessed and Maranatha

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