Wildfire in Aragon destroys 8,000 hectares forcing 1,500 people to evacuate

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A WILDFIRE in Aragon, which started on Saturday July 4, continued to burn on Monday morning, threatening homes and forests in the Cinco Villas area. The region’s high temperatures, made worse by strong winds, are making it more difficult to control the fire.
Inhabitants of the villages of Ores, Asin, Faradues, Malpica de Arbas and Biota were forced to evacuate their homes on Saturday although most of them had been able to return.
Around 500 people, aided by 26 planes and helicopters, were working to extinguish the fire. According to a communique from the regional government, the right-hand section of the fire was the most dangerous and the fire was affecting an area of dense pine forest.
Many of Spain’s regions are currently on red or orange alert due to the heatwave, which began on Friday July 3.

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