Its nice to know someones reading the blog: Today the The Interior Ministry’s Civil Protection directorate has given a warning that all of the country is danger of forest fires. He also warned the public is to be particularly careful with discarding cigarette butts and glass bottles. The latter can easily act as a magnifying lens in starting a forest fire. You read it first here folks! Incidently the smoke we saw here yesterday may well have been from the fires north of Alicante. As I write this More than 200 hectares are still burning out of control in the area described as ‘the lung of the Marina Alta’, the large forestry area inland in the north of the Alicante region.