A fire in forest area by Ses Vinyes by Son Caliu in Calvià has required the evacuation of eighteen homes.
Update (20:00): The fire is reported as having been stabilised and being under control.
The fire was brought under control swiftly and those who had been evacuated were allowed to return to their homes when the fire risk was lowered from a level one risk to level zero. Helicopter water bombers, Canadair and fire tenders all contributed to the operation.
Update (17 July, 14:00): The fire is likely to be fully controlled this afternoon. Some 60 hectares of forest have been affected in what is by far the most serious incident on Mallorca this summer.
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