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10,000 trees to be planted in Sierra Bermeja


The Junta de Andalucia has announced that the forestry department will plant 10,000 Spanish fir trees in the Sierra Bermeja forest

In September 2021, with the water drought and particularly adverse weather conditions, the most devastating fire known in the province of Malaga broke out in Sierra Bermeja.

It claimed the life of an Infoca firefighter and destroyed more than 9,500 hectares across seven municipalities. Mass evacuations of the area were activated and millions of euros of damage to the environment and property was caused.

After its extinction, the Junta de Andalucía immediately began emergency repair work, which is about to be completed. The restoration program will now continue with the repopulation of 10,000 Spanish firs. 

Firefighter death

A firefighter died during efforts to extinguish a wildfire that broke out in Sierra Bermeja. The blaze had burnt through 3,600 hectares of land by early Friday morning, September 10, 2021.

Sources from the emergency services confirmed that the victim, Carlos Martínez Haro, was 44 years old and a resident of Almería. He had previously participated in at least six campaigns with the region’s forest fire team.

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