Spanish wildfire consumes 12,000ha

A firefighter observing flames from a forest fire in Tejeda on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. More than 12,000ha have been charred on the western slopes of the island, but the authorities yesterday said firefighters have made progress against th
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A firefighter observing flames from a forest fire in Tejeda on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. More than 12,000ha have been charred on the western slopes of the island, but the authorities yesterday said firefighters have made progress against the inferno, Spain's biggest wildfire this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2019, with the headline 'Spanish wildfire consumes 12,000ha'. Print Edition | Subscribe