Marbella wildfire under control

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Marbella wildfire under control

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A wildfire that has wreaked havoc across Spain’s southern Costa del Sol since Thursday has finally been brought under control.

The blaze had forced authorities to take mass evacuation procedures with the popular beach resort of Marbella, one of the worst affected.

More than 400 firefighters and members of the military fought the flames overnight, using eight helicopters and airplanes to help drench the flames after they came close to several small towns.

Thousands of people were evacuated earlier this month in the Canary Islands, while four people died in fires in the border area between France and Catalonia, in northeast Spain, in July.