For the past week, wildfires have ravaged the tiny archipelago known as the Canary Islands. The islands are under the possession of Spain and are located in the Atlantic Ocean west of Morocco.
With the temperature reaching a high of 102 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the wildfires became even more uncontrollable. The Canary Islands are burning up!
The situation is so dire that the fire has spread to two separate islands within the Canary Islands: La Gomera and Tenerife. Over 7,500 acres of land have been ravaged along with around five thousand people being evacuated from their homes. Fortunately, no one has died because of the fires.
As of now, there is no end in sight for these wildfires. Due to the austerity measures in Spain, there are not enough firefighters to quench the blaze. No firefighters have been sent from Spain to the Canary Islands. Nine water-dumping planes are being used, but that will not be enough to stop both wildfires.
Source: France 24