Wildfires displace four,000 on Gran Canaria

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Wildfires displace four,000 on Gran Canaria

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The fires are advancing on two fronts across the shuttle island

Around four,000 of us had been evacuated as wildfires rips through Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

The fire, which started on Saturday, is advancing on two fronts in a mountainous house of the island.

Ten planes and helicopters, as properly as about seven-hundred firefighters on the ground including 200 from the militia, are fighting the flames.

Efforts to tackle the fires are being hampered by excessive temperatures, real winds and low humidity, officers verbalize.

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Assistance has been requested from the Spanish central authorities

“The fire is no longer contained nor stabilised or controlled,” Canary Islands regional president Angel Victor Torres told a knowledge convention.

Requests for assistance had been made to the Spanish central authorities, he added.

The fire started come the town of Tejeda. Around 1,seven-hundred hectares (four,200 acres) had been destroyed and eleven roads had been closed.

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Media captionWildfires rip through Gran Canaria

A entire bunch of of us had been evacuated due to separate wildfires on the shuttle island closing week.

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Separate wildfires ripped through the island closing week


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