Ibiza fire: Huge blaze breaks out at popular tourist spot in San Antonio

Ibiza fire: Huge blaze breaks out at popular tourist spot in San Antonio


 A huge fire has broken out at a popular tourist spot in Ibiza with thick black smoke filling the air  The blaze in San Antonio is spreading after it ‘took power in a matter of minutes due to the hot temperatures,’ according to reports  Its source is yet to be confirmed but according to Periodico de Ibiza it is a forest fire  Police have reportedly evicted several homes as a precaution as the fire burns in an area with vegetation which surrounds a number of hotels  Witnesses have shared dramatic videos of dark smoke clouds on social media and stunned beach-goers can be seen watching as the fire rages in the distance  Helicopters using water are seen circling the area, trying to control the blaze  Many commended the emergency services who are trying to fight the fire.  Can you see the fire? Email [email protected] co.uk    Terry Lewis, 45, from Manchester, told Mirror Online he is staying at the Monterrey Hotel on San Antonio bay which he says is near the fire and has lost power  He said: “The hotel is in complete darkness.  “The fire happened about five hours ago  “We were about three miles away and we needed to get back to the hotel to get my son’s ventilator because he has asthma  “Police had blocked the road off when we were trying to get back to the hotel but we managed to get here through back roads ”    Mr Lewis, who is on holiday with his two sons aged 13 and 11, added: “There are planes and helicopters flying over dropping water  “We are in a situation now where we don’t know what’s going on.  “Staff are saying no reps can get in because it’s classed as a danger zone ”  Mr Lewis said his sons were “massively” scared.  He said it has died down now but that it was “a mess – really really bad,” adding “the smoke was pretty bad ”  Social media users also reported on the fire.  One wrote: “Well done to emergency services, firefighters, planes, helicopters for getting water so fast to the fire in Ibiza    “Hope under control soon and no casualties or injuries (sic).”  One tweeted: “Huge fire in Ibiza, smoke everywhere and it keeps on spreading I hope everyone’s ok .”  Another said: “Fire in San Antonio Bay Ibiza. Seems bad Hope all is ok.”  “Large fire in San Antonio Bay in Ibiza,” another added.  “Planes and helicopters are using water to try and control  “Hope everyone staying closer than us are safe.”  Local reports say two airplanes, three helicopters, 26 fire brigades and environmental agents have been deployed     We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story

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