Monday, 29 July 2013

Majorca fire: at least 800 evacuated, 1,000 hectares burned

MAJORCA Some 800 people had to be evacuated at 5am from the path of a major fire on the island of Majorca that broke out on Friday and is not yet under control. To the 700 residents of Estellencs and surroundings were added about 100 tourists staying at a complex in Calviá. Emergency services were on the point of overwhelm when further teams were brought in from nearby towns. Evacuees, were taken to a sports pavilion at Esporles, where they will have to wait until the fire is under control. These same services report that the fire is concentrated in a very inaccessible spot in the mountains, added to the unpredictable winds raging in the area.

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