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Spain fights wildfire on Canary Islands, evacuates 1,000
« on: August 11, 2019, 11:59:53 AM »
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Spain fights wildfire on Canary Islands, evacuates 1,000
Associated Press | Aug 11, 2019 | 8:30 AM | MADRID

Spanish authorities say a wildfire on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria has burned 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) and has forced the evacuation of 1,000 residents.

The regional government of the Canary Islands said Sunday that 200 firefighters and 10 water-dumping aircraft are working to combat the blaze that started on Saturday for reasons still unknown. Spain's military emergency unit that specializes in fighting fires has also deployed to the area.

Spanish state broadcaster RTVE says the evacuations were a precaution and no homes have been burned. Televised images have showed a bright fire line consuming the hillside overnight near a town.

Read more at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-eu--spain-wildfires-20190811-story.html

It surprised me how far off the Canary islands actually are off of Spain but it's totally just like the country per culture and so on. Portugal also has some island down around there.



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