More evacuations in the canary islands forest fire is not yet under control

More and more people on Gran Canaria island are being evacuated due to fierce forest fires on the island. The authorities report that it is now eight thousand persons, in safety and security have been set up. The fire is still not under control.

In the meantime, it is a 3400 hectares of forest had been destroyed. There have been no reports of injuries, reports the Spanish newspaper El País. The fire broke on Saturday at Tejeda, situated in a quiet village, and is expanding rapidly due to high temperatures, high winds, and low humidity.

More than seven hundred firefighters are fighting the fire. In addition, the authorities have sixteen of the aircraft, and a helicopter. In the night between Sunday and Monday, were about a hundred fire fighters on the job.

The Spanish rescue services want to make sure that the fire is moving into areas where there are more people around. There is concern that, with the fire spreading to the nature reserve Tamadaba, where the ancient pine forests are located.

Earlier this month, and broke up also a fire, on the Gran Canaria island, which is part of the Canary Islands. At this time approximately a thousand people have been evacuated. There were around 1,500 hectares of nature, is destroyed.


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Forest fire rages in the mountains

The fire is raging in the mountainous area in the centre of the Spanish island of ibiza. In the coastal regions, where a lot of tourists are on holiday, they are not affected by the forces of nature.

The situation will be monitored, reported, a spokesman for tour operator TUI. “At the present time, the fire will not have an impact on our guests.”

Also, Corendon reports are not currently required to take measures, because travelers are not affected. “The fire is raging in a different part of Gran Canaria,” says a spokesman for the company.


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