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Spain: Canary fight against the flames

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Spain: Canary fight against the flames



Firefighters battled against fire Monday on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands, where several thousand people have been evacuated since yesterday, while another forest fire killed two firefighters in south-east Spain .

afp.com/Desiree Martin



They fail to push back the flames. Firefighters battled against fire Monday on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands, where several thousand people were evacuated while another forest fire killed two firefighters in south-east Spain. The country hit by an unprecedented drought in 70 years, has indeed devastating fires this summer. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, 132,300 hectares of vegetation had burned between January 1 and August 5: an unprecedented disaster in the last ten years.

After the fires that blaze turned into thousands of acres across the country, the fire continued to move on the small mountainous island of La Gomera, in the Atlantic, where part of the Garajonay Nature Reserve, a sanctuary rare species registered in the UNESCO heritage, burned.

The leaders of civil protection have allowed the return home of evacuees from 14 localities, with the exception of the occupants of 39 houses affected by the flames, the regional government announced Monday night.

The authorities hope that "the significant decrease in temperature and wind speed" prescribed in the night makes the fight against the flames of the fire, has explained 'the Head of Civil Protection of the Canaries, Humberto Gutierrez.

In total, more than 4,100 hectares burned in the island since August 4, several hundred inside the park, a natural gem housing a protected plant grouping, known as the "laurel", reminiscent of the forests subtropical Tertiary.

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