Holiday From Hell? Chris caught up in Costa Blanca fires


Holiday From Hell? Chris caught up in Costa Blanca fires


Chris Stark has got caught up in the huge forest blazes on the Costa Blanca, which has forced the evacuation of thousands of people.

More than 300 firefighters were deployed to tackle the fire 75 miles south-east of Valencia, which are said to have been started deliberately on one of the hottest days of the year.

Chris, who was hoping for a relaxing week away from his usual day job at Radio 1, took to Twitter to explain the situation.

He initially tweeted: “Away for a week in Javea in Spain. Whole place covered in smoke. Forest fires nearby. We’re safe but hope everyone else in the area is.”

Being prompted by further questions from his Twitter followers, he added: “This is crazy. I think my car and maybe my apartment is on fire. I hope everyone in Javea is ok.”

In a video clip he filmed in the holiday resort he talked through what was happening. while still visibly in shock by the situation.

“I am in Spain and I am only laughing because I could cry. There is a fire, right now right behind my apartment. From what I can see it is where my car is parked so that’s good.”

Chris’ Twitter followers sent messages of support while others were urging for more updates to be sure Chris was safe and well. He, however, has since tweeted reassuring fans his family were safe.

“Thanks for everyone with kind offers of places to stay. “Really hope everyone else in Javea is ok. The fires were scary.”