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READER David Stockton was well placed with a camera as aircraft helped extinguish a fire on the headland above Calpe on Monday afternoon.

Flames swept up the Moro di Toix – near the homes of Maryvilla Urbanisation – and two helicopters and a plane were used in a co-ordinated response by the emergency services.

“I was in the right place at the right time,” said the keen photographer, who lives in Calpe.

“The headland was well on fire and I counted flames at six different spots in a straight line up the rock face.”

It is understood the fire was accidently started after a bonfire was lit. A spokesman for the town hall said: “It appears to be just another example of carelessness – it was very fortunate there were no pine trees in the area, otherwise it could have been a catastrophe.”

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