Firefighting aircraft drop water bombs on a huge forest fire near the gigantic Benidorm theme park
Firefighting aircraft drop water bombs on a huge forest fire near the giant theme park Benidorm, loved by British tourists
- Helicopters were seen around the Sierra Gelda mountain near Aqualandia
- The fire started around 6 pm and the water park closed earlier than usual
- Smoke was visible from most parts of Benidorm, including the water park
Firefighting aircraft are forced to drop water bombs on a huge forest fire near a huge water park in Benidorm, which is popular with British tourists.
Helicopters were seen around the fire in the Sierra Gelada mountain, about 12 miles from the popular Aqualandia water park.
The fire started at about 6 p.m. for an unknown reason in the upper part of the Serra Gelada Natural Park, the emergency services have said.
The concerns have been increased due to the dry conditions and the proximity of the Aqualandia water park, with the attraction closed earlier than usual due to the emergency.
The fire could be seen in the Sierra Gelada Mountains, about 12 miles away from the water park
Smoke is visible from most parts of Benidorm and forest firefighters have joined the Benidorm crew, with at least four engines being sent out.
Four airplanes also fly over the water to drop water because of the time the firefighters need to walk.
According to the emergency services, situation 1 of the Forest Fire Fighting Plan has been determined due to the proximity of the Aqualandia water park.
The Aqualandia water park in Benidorm, pictured above, is the new Cyclon ride in the park
The fire was visible from everywhere in Benidorm and from those who enjoyed their time at the water park
Level one takes effect in places where people are involved.
Video footage of the fire, including by Brit Jack Richards, shows tourists in the water park with photos of the smoke on the mountains behind them and of the fire fighting.
A spokesperson for the Alicante fire department said the fire was burning in a & # 39; very steep & # 39; and & # 39; hard-to-reach area & # 39; for which aircraft were to be used. Around 7 p.m., a Twitter message from the emergency services reported that the fire is now & # 39; under control & # 39; used to be.
Earlier this year, one of the largest water slides in the world opened the water park, the Cyclon.
The new features have an enormous vortex tunnel of 65 feet in diameter and the ride itself measures around 656ft.
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