Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads

Flames and smoke from a forest fire are seen in the village of Moya, in the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, Spain, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

TEJEDA, Spain (Reuters) – A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze was being complicated by a combination of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity. The wildfire, which started on Saturday close to the town of Tejeda, […]

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