Thanks to one of our readers, Gary S for this photo.
Yesterday we were playing golf late in the morning and early in the afternoon. As we were playing the 13th hole we heard the sound of fire engines coming down the road into Almerimar. I guess this must have been at around 2pm.
The next hole took us up to where you can go under the bridge to the Classic (Master 3) course. When we got to the green of the 14th we saw a lot of smoke in the distance. As we were teeing off on the 15th the smoke was dying down. So I guess that the firemen had done their job by then.
I was a bit busy last night so did not check my email until late. When I did I spotted that I had received the photo above from one of our readers. It looks like the fire was in the shrubs and plants not far from where they have built the petanque (petanca, boule) pistes. Not far from La Tita Cocina and Michelangelo.
UPDATED 11:45 - 17 May 18: You can see a video of the fire here on the El Ejido Digital page on Facebook.