One of the properties affected by the fire.
The fire in Albufera, which started shortly after 6pm on Friday evening, was one of the most serious to have occurred in the wetland area, where fires are not uncommon but which are typically only minor. Some 300 hectares of land were affected, while three properties were burned out and another two damaged. The residents of twenty properties had to be evacuated. The wind on Friday night was fierce, and the fire spread out of control for a time, with flames visible from Alcudia and elsewhere on the bay of Alcudia.