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Life in Culebrón is a very British view of life in a small village in Alicante province, my experience of Spain, of Spaniards and sometimes of the other Britons who live nearby. The tabs beneath the header photo link to other blogs written whilst I was living in other parts of Spain, to my articles written for the now defunct TIM magazine and to my most recent photo albums.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Nice to know they're there

Spain has lots and lots of forest fires. They are always a big summer story with TV coverage of planes and helicopters dropping tons of water on inaccessible forests whilst grimy firefighters struggle against walls of flame.

Today, when we came home from town we saw plumes of smoke near our house so we went to have a look. They turned out to be bonfires, made up of post harvest tree cuttings, started by a local farmer.

Whilst we were there a couple of blokes rode down the hill on motorbikes. They were from an agency called something like the "Forestry Fire Prevention Service".

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