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18 août 2019 | 14h41 UTC

Spain: Wildfire forces evacuation on Gran Canaria August 17 /update 1

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Wildfire forces evacuation of most areas in Tejeda municipality (Gran Canaria) August 17; spread of the blaze expected over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 18/8/2019, 12h00 until 20/8/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Gran Canaria

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A wildfire which recently ignited in the town of Valleseco (Gran Canaria) prompted authorities to evacuate most areas in Tejeda municipality on Saturday, August 17. An emergency area was reportedly declared for Tejeda and Moya municipalities; roads in areas affected by the blaze have been closed.

Though firefighters are battling the wildfire, officials claim the fire has "great potential" to spread on Gran Canaria over the coming days. Transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in areas near the blaze.  


Individuals on Gran Canaria are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the wildfire, prepare for consequent transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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