9 Sep, 2017 @ 14:16
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HUNDREDS evacuated across Andalucia as major wildfires blaze through the region

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FLAMES: In Huelva
FLAMES: In Huelva

SOME 500 people have been evacuated from Andalucia as firefighters tackle three separate wildfires.

It comes after a major blaze was declared La Granada Riotinto in Huelva at 3.50pm yesterday.

Water planes, firefighters and 100 soldiers from the Military Emergency Unit are still tackling the 20km front.

Meanwhile, two other fires have broken out in Almaden de la Plata and Cazalla de la Sierra in Sevilla.

It comes as the continued summer weather is being met by strong winds, likely aiding the flames.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He was news editor for all print editions of the Olive Press from 2016 to 2019 taking on the role of Digital Editor between January 2020 and February 2021.

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