Spain hit by further wildfires as stifling temperatures continue

JUST as the Catalan authorities were reporting firefighters were managing to contain the massive wildfire in Tarragona, several other blazes broke out in central Spain in temperatures which reached maximums of more than 40 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

A fire which broke out on Friday night 60 kilometres from Almorox in Toledo province had already affected some 2,000 hectares before extending into Cenicientos and Cadalso de los Vidrios in Madrid region. More than 400 people were evacuated from their homes.

A further fire near Toledo city forced the evacuation of another 20 people. Yet another wildfire was reported in Gavilanes in Avila on Friday and was still active on Saturday.

The Tarragona fire started up on Wednesday and by Saturday afternoon had burned around 6,000 hectares.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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