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 the aid of local fire fighters, to control the situation, helped by the absence of any wind, and declaring the incident to be well in hand at 16.57 hours.

The helicopter worked alongside various operatives deployed, ranging from Civil Protection, firefighters, Civil Guard, Local Police and environmental agents of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria overseen from the main CECOES 112 Coordination Centre for Emergencies and Security of the Canary Islands.

The source of the fire has not yet been identified, it is not currently believed that anyone was injured.  The quick action of the emergency services helped to ensure the situation did not get out of hand.