WATCH: ‘Lightning’ sparks massive wildfire in southern Spain

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WILDFIRE: A water-carrying plane has been called in to support three helicopters and 100 firefighters (File photograph)

MORE THAN 100 specialist firefighters, three helicopters and a water-carrying plane are battling a huge wildfire in difficult conditions in Andalucia, Spain.

The fire has been blazing since midnight on Monday and is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike.

INFOCA specialists are working to control the forest fire that is burning near the town of Felix in Almeria.

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Weather conditions are making their task difficult as the flames are being fanned by strong winds of up to 50km/h. 

Last year was the worst for forest fires for a decade in Andalucia with more than 650 incidents that scorched more than 15,000 hectares.

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