Friday 19 January 2018

Spanish wildfire forces evacuation of 400 residents

Spanish authorities said about 120 people have been given shelter in a public library, sports centre and school
Spanish authorities said about 120 people have been given shelter in a public library, sports centre and school

Emergency services in southern Spain are fighting a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of 400 residents from seven towns in the province of Seville.

Authorities said Saturday that the evacuations had taken place mostly overnight because of the smoke produced by the blaze which broke out Friday.

About 120 people have been given shelter in a public library, sports centre and school.

More than 130 firefighters are battling flames that they say have reached 65 feet high across a front stretching more than 12 miles.

Authorities have yet to say how much land has been burned.

AP

Press Association

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