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Canaries: firefighting aircraft in action

Hundreds of men, planes and ground vehicles from the fire brigade were involved

A huge fire that broke out on the island of Gran Canaria is spreading more and more dangerously. In action men, aircraft and vehicles on the ground of the fire brigade. However, the situation remains critical. Two firefighting helicopters will arrive in these hours from Tenerife to reinforce the firefighting operation. The next few hours will be crucial in trying to control the blaze.

At the moment the fire is considered out of control due to the wind that feeds the stake with ash and burning embers, causing the flames to spread. The affected area is Cuevas Blancas and Calderillos, while the fire is advancing towards Pico de las Nieves and Pico de la Gorra. Emergency units are working hard to halt the advance of the fire, but the firehead still poses a significant challenge.

The head of the island council of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, told reporters that around 100 firefighters and nine aircraft are working to put out the fire that has so far burned around 200 hectares of forest, specifying that no buildings have been damaged.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency