Thousands of burning hectares on the Canary Islands, mass evacuation held

Source : 112 Ukraine

A 55-year-old man is suspected of causing the incident
14:36, 11 August 2019

About a thousand hectares of forested area is burning on Gran Canaria, mass evacuation is held, as Inform-UA reports. 

Fire engineering services reported that they are overburdened. The military forces were sent to help the firefighters. Lifeguards defined that about thousand of the forested area was burning. 

The mass evacuation is held and hundreds of people have already left their homes. The residents of the closest villages were also evacuated. People are transferred into municipal buildings like sport centers and schools. 

The fire has begun in the highlands in about 20 miles away from the capital of Gran Canaria. 

It is known that a 55-year-old man is suspected in the incident.

As it was reported earlier, flames in Siberia engulfed over 3 million hectares of forests in ten regions of Russia's Far EastRussia's. The Far East suffers from devastating fires in Siberia, the smoke reached the western coast of the U.S. and Canada. 

Related: Firemen localize fire in mined forest near Kolesnykivka village, Luhansk region

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