Sumary of Costa del Sol tourists issued warning as forest fires rage: ‘Get to safety right away’:
- Holidaymakers in the Costa del Sol region of Spain have been warned to take extra care due to extreme fires.
- Level One of the Emergency Plan for forest fires has been declared in the area.
- Forest fire alert Twitter @ElBatefuegos has warned holidaymakers to get out of the sea if a seaplane is attempting to reload.
- Tourists to be charged to visit popular staycation spotPolice have evacuated residents and expats from two estates closest to the forest fires.
- Britons have been evacuated from the popular Costa del Sol resort, Estepona, and are being sheltered by Spanish authorities.
- Estepona is home to an idyllic fishing port and is popular with expats.