The Town Hall had denied responsibility for the fire

Two and a half acres of land was destroyed by a fire that broke out during a firework display organized by Benalmadena Town Hall.
The fire which started around midnight came close to a residential area in the town and it was only when the wind died down did the danger subside.
It is claimed by witnesses that fireworks were been launced everywhere during the 15 minute display.
It took fire crews  from Benalmadena, Malaga, Torremolinos and Mijas nearly two hours to bring the blaze under control
The Town Hall has said that the fire was not their responsibility and that the copmany they used had assured them of the safety of the display and that the company was asked about the high winds and said it would be ok
 

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