A warning has been issued over forest fires around the Malaga area of the Costa del Sol.

People have been evacuated from their homes in areas close to the popular Spanish resort region.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said emergency services were on the scene of fires burning in forests around Barranco Blanco, between Mijas Costa and Coin in the Malaga area of the Costa del Sol.

“Travellers and residents are advised to follow instructions given by the local authorities,” the FCO said.