Wildfires – Canary Islands
Hundreds of people have fled their homes after a raging forest fire took hold of Gran Canaria. Terrifying 25ft flames towered close to luxury homes on the holiday island last night, which has forced evacuations and roads closures. Around 1,000 hectares on the island’s summit has been affected. Spanish newspapers have reported a badly burnt body had been found in the middle of a pine forest burned in the fire.