11.08.2019 - 14:47

Forest fire in Artenara (Gran Canaria)

1,000 people have been evacuated

A wildfire has been raging near Artenara (Gran Canaria) since yesterday afternoon. More than 1,000 hectares of pine forest have burnt down already. Numerous streets have been closed by now and around 1,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.

The military emergency unit UME was activated correspondingly, the Spanish government decided to send Canadair airtankers.

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