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Formentera firefighters put out underground blaze

incendi la-mola-iii-019-3The incident took place at roughly five in the afternoon and affected an underground recycling bin near la Mola's primary school.

The fire brigade was notified of the fire by local police. A three-person team took the fire engine to the scene and oversaw the intervention. The flames were declared extinguished at 5.40pm.

The apparent cause of the fire was embers from a barbecue that were not put out before being disposed of.