In Spain, more than 4,000 people are homeless due to the massive fire that broke out on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.

In Spain, more than 4,000 people are homeless due to the massive fire that broke out on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.

A massive forest fire has depressed the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary archipelago. I have finished 4 thousandin fact, residents already evacuation After the fire devoured about 45 square kilometers of land. The forest fire broke out at night between Friday and Saturday, however shutdowns They also go on Sunday mornings.


The fire broke out in La Palma

awful fire And It broke between Friday and Saturday on an island Palmsin the Spanish archipelago Canary Islands.

But the flames started immediately It spreads very quickly Because of the winds that blow on the island causing Severe damage to plants local.

Smoke cloud from a fire on the island of La Palma in the Canary archipelago


Indeed, within a day, they were Burned more than 45 square kilometers of land.

To face the consequences of the fire e Put out the flames They went to work more 150 firefighters who are still operating in La Palma Island.

The fire, which started from the northwest area of ​​the island, originated

The source of the fire has been located in the area Puntagordawhich is a predominantly rural area located in District A northwest of the island.


However, the winds helped drive the flames to the south. In fact, the flames soon reached a city Tijarafe.

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According to what has been revealed so far, and despite the proportions of forest fires, There will be no wounded because of the flames. The same cannot be said of the damage that is starting to show: The fire destroyed twelve homes.

Moreover, to try to contain the fires that are destroying forests and forests – as reported by the ANSA news agency – they have been mobilized Ten planes And 300 ground soldiers.


Evacuation of the population

In total , The number of evacuees in those two days is about 4,250. The very high temperatures reached on the island are the basis for the flames spreading overLa Palma Island.

The evictions were met with resistance from residents. This was explained by the governor of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo who asked residents to “take care of the security forces and organizations that want to ensure their safety.”

On Sunday, July 17, the thermometer will set new highs Temperatures that will exceed 40 degrees (Also in Italy a temperature record In the coming days) e Strong wind which will continue to blow on the island, he declaredNational Meteorological Agency.


The governor of the Canary Islands also specified that despite the “voraciousness” with which the fire spread in the early hours, its progress, which “still out of control”, could have been slowed down.

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Image credit: ANSA/EPA

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