Updated: 8/9/2018 2:07:12 AM
Nearly 2,600 people have been evacuated as a forest fire that has burned some 3,003 hectares (7,420.6 acres) across various cities in the eastern Spanish province of Valencia continues to rage.
The blaze - which was allegedly caused by lightning - started Monday in the town of Llutxent, spreading to the coastal resort town of Gandia, where if destroyed a score of homes.
Updated: 8/8/2018 1:36:49 AM
A total of 2,500 people were evacuated at midnight, from the La Drova, Montepino and Montesol de Gandia areas as a preventive measure after concerns about high levels of smoke.
Fires were widespread across the whole south-easter corner of Spain yesterday, with the areas south of Valencia and north of Alicante particularly badly hit as dry conditions.
The areas of Turís, Benagéber, Sinarcas, Fontanars dels Alforins, Titaguas, Llíria and Jarafuel were all affected.
Fires have been raging on multiple locations in Spain, with Huelva in the south-west particularly badly hit.
Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as firefighters battled multiple forest fires in Valencia, Spain, on Monday, August 6.
More than 2,500 people living in the Valencia region were forced to leave their homes as a result of multiple wildfires, Valencian newspaper Las Provincias reported.
At least 11 separate fires broke out, mainly in forest areas, but just two continued to burn by Monday night, the report said.
Residents were temporarily evacuated to designated shelters, including a sports centre.
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