19th Aug 2023 @ 9:16 am

The Tenerife wildfire remains out of control, and has now destroyed 5,000 hectares of land and reached a perimeter of 50 kilometres (30 miles)

Yesterday, emergency services carried out “massive evacuations” in the areas of La Orotava, La Matanza and La Victoria de Acentejo; and further evacuations are not ruled out.

Predictions of higher temperatures and stronger winds are only expected to make matters worse, although Canarian President Fernando Clavijo has said  that “morale is high” among firefighters.

Spain’s President, Pedro Sánchez will visit the zone of the fire on Monday.

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