Gran Canaria Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 9,000 People

My la isla bonita is on fire. But the blaze is still far from my flat in Playa del Inglés, so I’m not too worried for my own sake.

“The blaze continues to burn out of control, and the emergency services are currently focussing on the right flank of the fire, which is affecting the Tamadaba Natural Park,” Macame Mesa and Pedro Murillo of El País report.

Massive Fire Hits Gran Canaria

From The Canary News:

“At least 8,000 people have already been evacuated from the summits and the north of Gran Canaria as a result of the latest forest fire that started on Saturday at a ravine in the municipality of Valleseco and this Monday more than 700 fire fighters will be battling throughout the day to try to bring under control a blaze on several fronts, with the support of 16 aircraft.”