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Estepona : Spain | almost 2 years ago
Authorities in Spain say two wildfires in the south have forced the evacuation of about 1 000 residents, making this the worst summer in a decade for countryside devoured by flames....
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WildFires In Spain Leave Trail Of Destruction

Wildfires raging through Spain caused by an intense heatwave have led to thousands being evacuated. On the Spanish mainland a firefighter was killed after being caught in the blaze, the second to die in two days. Fires on the Canary islands of La Gomera and Tenerife, a favourite of UK holidaymakers, have led to the evacuation of more than 4000 residents and the cutting off of many roads as precautionary measures, the regional government said. Residents were being kept out of 18 towns and villages - eight on Tenerife and 10 on La Gomera. On the mainland, one firefighter died on Monday and another on Sunday in an Alicante city hospital. Two other crew members are being treated in the hospital. On La Gomera, the most devastating fires in a decade have ravaged 3000 hectares of land, including about one-tenth of the Garajonay nature reserve, a Unesco World Heritage site. Regional officials said there was evidence that the fire on the island was started deliberately as it had two focal points two miles apart that began burning within a short time of each other, Some 3000 people, including many visitors, grouped in the western port of Puerto de Vueltas on Tenerife, the Canary Islands government said. Those who wanted to leave had to be ferried off by boat because the road was cut off. A ship took 629 people to the eastern side of the island on Sunday night and another 281 on Monday. A firefighter tries to control a wildfire outside the village of Torremanzanas A firefighter <b>...</b>
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