Wildfires in Tenerife, Spain, residents evacuated from several villages


After a wildfire broke out in a national park on Tenerife, the largest island in Spain’s Canary Islands on the evening of the 15th, the fire spread rapidly, and the fire area reached 1,800 hectares in 24 hours. Several villages in the northeast of Tenerife have organized residents to evacuate on the 16th. The local government has cut off all roads leading to the mountains.

About 250 firefighters and military personnel, as well as more than a dozen aircraft, have been dispatched to fight the fire, local officials said.

The Canary Islands have suffered a heat wave in recent days, and many areas have become dry, which has increased the risk of wildfires.