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Montgrí wildfire burns over 100 hectares

Second blaze to affect Costa Brava area in less than a week

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23 July 2021 09:42 AM

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ACN|Torroella de Montgrí

A wildfire in the Montgrí mountain range, directly inland from L'Estartit on the Costa Brava, has already burnt over 100 hectares since Thursday evening. 

Following the Cap de Creus fire that devoured some 420 hectares of mainly forest land in the natural park, this is the second blaze to affect the area in less than a week. 

Firefighters worked overnight and have been able to surround most of the fire's perimeter except for one area that is difficult to access by land.

On Thursday night 135 children were evacuated from a summer camp in the town of Torroella de Montgrí alongside 15 camp counselors, while the residential areas of Sobrestany, Torre Vella, Torre Gran and les Dunes remain closed to non-residents. 

Firefighters expect to be able to stabilize the fire on Friday, despite what crew commander Jordi Martín describes as "very complicated" conditions.

"Today will be a difficult day, the hardest since 2003," he said, referring to higher temperatures and lower humidity levels coupled with southwest Garbí winds. 

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  • The Montgrí fire on July 22, 2021 (by Gerard Vilà)

  • The Montgrí fire on July 22, 2021 (by Gerard Vilà)

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