SPAIN’S forest fires have claimed another two victims, once again apparently caused by arson.
Retired teacher Javier Heras, 63, and a bulldozer driver, who was attempting to control the inferno, were engulfed by the blaze that swept through an area near Avila on Tuesday morning.
Over 300 hectares of land were destroyed, mainly woodland.
Locals in surrounding towns and villages have been evacuated and are currently being housed in local schools and sports centres.
These two deaths bring the total fatalities of this summer’s Spanish fires to nine.