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Fire in Mogán brought under control

A fire which broke out this afternoon in the Barranco de Mogán, near the  Red Cross post at the entry to Mogán Pueblo, has been declared under control by emergency services who spent the afternoon tackling the blaze which, although quite close to housing on the outskirts of the picturesque little village, seems to have only affected avocado trees, sugar cane and farm implements, much of which is still smouldering away. A Gobierno de Canarias helicopter, deployed to the scene around 13.00 this afternoon, deposited water taken from a nearby reservoir on to the flames to extinguish them, managing, with...

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Bus Accident Near Maspalomas – Only Driver Injured

A bus driver is in hospital this afternoon after having allegedly succumbed to fatigue, striking something, possibly a tree, near the Parque Sur de Maspalomas causing him to be thrown through the driver’s door of his vehicle to the road, leaving the bus still moving, until it collided with a palm tree in the square of the gardens of the old town hall, beside the main Maspalomas Policia Local offices. According to initial reports only the driver was on the bus. Three Policia Local units, two firefighter units from Maspalomas and an SUC ambulance deployed by the emergency 112...

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Fire in Mogán

Reports are coming in of emergency services being deployed to Pueblo de Mogán, the administrative capital of the municipality of Mogán, after a fire broke out in an area next to the village just before 1300. A Canary Island government helicopter is at the scene bringing water from a nearby reservoir as fire crews try to bring the blaze under control. Police and ambulance services have also been deployed to the scene.  There is currently no information regarding the cause of the incident nor whether any lives have been put at risk. It is believed that the main fire...

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Weather: Clear blue skies and light breezes with a touch of Calima

It looks like clear skies across the Canary Islands this Monday, December 25, with maximum temperatures likely to rise slightly and the possibility of Calima returning to the islands, according to AEMET the Spanish State Meteorological Agency . Maximum temperatures of around 20ºC in the shade are expected in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with minimums of around 15ºC with light to moderate winds from the southeast in the early hours of the day moving round to blow from the northeast later. In the waters around the islands east and north east winds are expected at between force 3 and 5,...

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3 alleged thieves arrested quickly after stealing from a tourist in Playa del Inglés

Even holiday destinations as safe as Gran Canaria are occasionally targeted by criminals attempting to take advantage of our visiting tourists, but the police can also be very quick to react to calls for help. Policia Nacional agents in the south Gran Canaria municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana have arrested two men aged 34 and 42 and a 41-year-old woman, all of them with previous police records, suspected of being the alleged perpetrators of a robbery with violence at a shopping centre in Playa del Inglés. The trio are thought to have beaten a British tourist, so as to steal...

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