Wednesday, 21 August 2013

New Forest Fire in the North of Mallorca

Another forest fire in Mallorca began at around 10 pm last night in Cala Torta in Arta and with high winds has spread to Cala Mesquida in Capdepera.

The blaze was visible from Cuitadella in Menorca.

Emergency services are trying to get the fire under control with 11 airplanes, and two military helicopters, and more than 60 people working throughout the night.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown and up to 180 people have been evacuated.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Nit de Foc festival on 25th August with Esclatabutzes Dimonis Sollerics

Nit de Foc or Noche de Fuego, the Fire festival will take place in the Square in Soller at 23.30 on the 25th August 2013.

The festival is hosted by The Esclatabutzes Dimonis Sollerics. Every year these demons will play music on drums and bongos, do a theatrical act and then attack the square with fireworks for the celebrations of St Bartomeu.

The festival is for over 18's due to the possibility of small burns and very smokey air.

Locals will be seen wetting their tops, hats and head scarfs in the local fountains so that they can dance with the devils under their fire with minimum burns.

The spectacular is nothing like you would see in England with heath and safety regulations but is not to be missed if you are in Soller.

Picture, photos and videos can be seen here on the Esclatabutzes Facebook Page

More information will be added here closer to the time.