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More evacuations as wildfires race through Spain's Tenerife

Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:56 PM IST
  • Fierce flames lit up the night sky of the Spanish island of Tenerife late overnight from Friday to Saturday.
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More people were evacuated from their homes on Saturday morning on the Spanish island of Tenerife as a wildfire raging in the north of the island remained out of control. A blaze broke out earlier this week in a mountainous national park around the Mount Teide volcano, Spain's highest peak, amid hot and dry weather. The flames have so far avoided major tourist areas. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:56 PM IST

More people were evacuated from their homes on Saturday morning on the Spanish island of Tenerife as a wildfire raging in the north of the island remained out of control. A blaze broke out earlier this week in a mountainous national park around the Mount Teide volcano, Spain's highest peak, amid hot and dry weather. The flames have so far avoided major tourist areas. (AP)

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More evacuations were ordered on Saturday morning due to worsening weather conditions overnight. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:56 PM IST

More evacuations were ordered on Saturday morning due to worsening weather conditions overnight. (AP)

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5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) were affected with a perimeter of 50 km (30 miles), and 7,000 people were evacuated or confined to their homes, Regional leader Fernando Clavijo said late on August 18. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:56 PM IST

5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) were affected with a perimeter of 50 km (30 miles), and 7,000 people were evacuated or confined to their homes, Regional leader Fernando Clavijo said late on August 18. (AFP)

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"The weather has changed and we have had to evacuate towns in the north of Tenerife, specifically five areas," Manuel Miranda, regional councillor for Territorial Policy, Territorial Cohesion and Water, told reporters on Saturday. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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"The weather has changed and we have had to evacuate towns in the north of Tenerife, specifically five areas," Manuel Miranda, regional councillor for Territorial Policy, Territorial Cohesion and Water, told reporters on Saturday. (REUTERS)

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He said more evacuations had been necessary because of the "danger and proximity of the fire", adding that so far authorities "have avoided any human loss... and that is our main objective". (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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He said more evacuations had been necessary because of the "danger and proximity of the fire", adding that so far authorities "have avoided any human loss... and that is our main objective". (REUTERS)

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The island's popular tourist areas have so far been unaffected and its two airports have been operating normally. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The island's popular tourist areas have so far been unaffected and its two airports have been operating normally. (AP)

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Canary Islands regional president Fernando Clavijo told reporters in a late-night briefing that Friday's firefighting efforts "progressed well, although the fire is still out of control." (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:56 PM IST

Canary Islands regional president Fernando Clavijo told reporters in a late-night briefing that Friday's firefighting efforts "progressed well, although the fire is still out of control." (REUTERS)

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