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Firefighters put out Costa Brava wildfire after it burns 420 hectares

Blaze that began on Friday thought to have been caused by cigarette butt

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19 July 2021 09:46 PM

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ACN|Llançà

On Monday evening, firefighters finished putting out the wildfire that has devastated parts of the northern Costa Brava area.

The fire, which is thought to have been caused by a cigarette butt thrown from a passing car, began on Friday before burning almost 420 hectares, mainly in the Cap de Creus natural park.

Although it was officially under control by Sunday evening, firefighters continued to work on the scene all of Monday to make sure it was fully extinguished.

As of Sunday evening, residents in the area who had been evacuated have been allowed to return, including those in La Selva de Mar, which had been closed off for two days. 

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  • A firefighter in Llançà on July 18, 2021 (by Gerard Vilà)

  • A firefighter in Llançà on July 18, 2021 (by Gerard Vilà)

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