Tag Archives: Spain

Wildfire on Canary Islands Forces 1,000 to Evacuate

Wildfire has burned over 2,000 acres     MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a wildfire on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria has burned 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) and has forced the evacuation of 1,000 residents. The regional government ...

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Madrid Wildfire Burns Out of Control

Over 500 firefighters are battling the blaze     MADRID (AP) — A wildfire in hills near Madrid was contained but still not extinguished Monday after burning for four straight days, authorities said. More than 500 firefighters supported by 49 ...

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Wildfires Torment Portugal and Spain

Over 1,000 firefighters battle blaze south of Lisbon     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters and anxious residents braced Tuesday for a fifth straight night of battling a major wildfire that is racing across tinder-dry ...

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Anger Grows Over Portugal Wildfire Deaths

Investigation underway to find cause of fires     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal began three days of national mourning Tuesday over its 41 wildfire deaths amid widespread public anger, with pressure growing on the ...

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Wildfire in Spain Causes Evacuation of 500

Residents of seven towns forced to flee from fire   MADRID (AP) — Authorities in southern Spain say they are fighting a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of 500 residents from at least seven towns in the province of ...

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300 Evacuated from Wildfire in Spain

Fire has burned over 2,000 acres of pine forest   MADRID (AP) — Regional government authorities in southeastern Spain say a wildfire has forced the evacuation of 300 people and burned 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of pine forest. Francisco Martinez, ...

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Crews Continue Wildfire Battle in Spain

Two of three fires in Andalusia are confined     CIARAN GILES and ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities were hopeful Monday that dropping temperature and favorable winds would help firefighters battling to extinguis

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Wildfire Threatens Renowned Park in Spain

At least 10,000 evacuated from fire near Mazagon     JOSEPTH WILSON, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and threatened a national park famous for its ...

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Wildfire Forces 1,000 to Evacuate in Spain

Aircraft support over 300 firefighters battling a wildfire near Valencia, Spain   MADRID (AP) — Spanish firefighters supported by two dozen water-dropping aircraft worked in temperatures of around 40 C (104 F) on Monday to try and control a forest ...

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