video.  Fires: ‘Out of control’ wildfires ravage Tenerife in the Canary Islands, several villages evacuated

video. Fires: ‘Out of control’ wildfires ravage Tenerife in the Canary Islands, several villages evacuated

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A fire broke out, on Tuesday evening, north of the Spanish islands of Tenerife. It has already destroyed 1,800 hectares of vegetation, according to local authorities.

A fire “out of control,” according to authorities. The Canary Islands have been in the grip of a wildfire since Tuesday 15 August. Nearly 250 firefighters were mobilized to douse the flames in Tenerife on Wednesday, along with 13 aircraft and helicopters.

The fire broke out on Tuesday evening, affecting a wooded area in the north of the Spanish island. The head of the regional government, Fernando Clavijo, declared, “Our goal is for him to stop making gains. It was a very difficult day 3.

Some frightening scenes are emerging from Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain as wildfires continue to grow out of control. The blaze is now showing extreme fire behavior due to the very dry conditions. Mandatory evacuation in force for villages threatened by wildfires. pic.twitter.com/fE6pW0TXzm

– Nahel Belgers (WxNB_) August 16, 2023

Close the roads leading to the mountains

1,800 hectares have already been reduced to ashes according to local authorities. As a precaution, the villages of Arate, Chivisaya, Media Montana, Agafuna and Las Lagunitas were evacuated on Wednesday morning due to thick smoke. Roads to the mountains in the north-east of the province have been closed.

The fire comes after a heat wave hit the Canary Islands, drying out many areas there and increasing the risk of wildfires.

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