“Wildfire rages through Gran Canaria | ITV News”
“ITV News: Am 11.08.2019 veröffentlicht:
A raging wildfire on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria has burned through 2,470 acres and forced the evacuation of 1,000 residents.”
“9,000 evacuated as fire in Canary Islands burns out of control
Am 19.08.2019 veröffentlicht
An out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands threw flames 50 meters into the air, forcing 9,000 people to evacuate. Sixteen planes and helicopters, and more than 1,000 firefighters are working to contain the blaze.”
“Wildfire spreads on Canary Island of Gran Canaria in Spain
“AUGUST 19, 2019
‘Environmental tragedy’ as Canary Islands fire out of control”
“Wildfires are raging out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria:
A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an “environmental tragedy”.
The blaze, the third in 10 days in the mountainous centre of the island, has forced the evacuation of several villages with a combined population of 9,000, a spokeswoman for the emergency services said.
The exact number of evacuees was unclear on the island that lies at the heart of the Canary archipelago off the coast of northwest Africa.
No fatalities have been reported and tourism on Gran Canaria, which boasts breathtaking views and is popular with foreigners, had not been affected.
“It’s a huge forest fire, extremely serious, which happened in a heatwave,” and it is still not under control, Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told reporters late Monday.
“This is an environmental tragedy.””