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Wildfire rages in Spain

Blog Post created by faithberry Employee on Sep 2, 2015

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Spanish wildfire from the Irishtimes.com website



 

The wildfire season in the United States has been difficult this year and Spain is now suffering from an extreme wildfire.  So far, horrific wildfire conditions have scorched 5,000 acres of grass and wooded areas in Northwest Spain.  Efforts by local firefighters have been hampered by gusting winds and high temperatures.


 

According to news reports, more than 500 firefighters and military personnel were deployed to assist with firefighting efforts.  Residents were also reported to be assisting, using wheelbarrows and buckets of water.


 

According to aReuters report, homes were at risk in the community of Cualdero. During
some tense moments of the firefighting efforts to protect homes, a helicopter battling the
blazes used a basket to get water from a swimming poolat a villa outside of Malaga.</p>

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