Forest fires in Spain

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Forest fires have been affecting areas around the Costa del Sol, and emergency services are at the scene.

We have deployed consular staff to visit evacuation centres and they are providing assistance to British residents and travellers. We are also working closely with the Spanish authorities who are handling the evacuation centres and communications with local residents.

Travellers and residents are advised to follow instructions given by the local authorities and/or their travel companies, as relevant. If you have concerns about relatives or friends in the area, you can contact our Malaga consular offices on: 0034 902 109 356 or 0034 913 342 194.

See also our travel advice for Spain.