As fire raged in the eastern Valencia region on Friday, destroying more than 3,000 hectares of forests and forcing 1,500 residents to abandon their homes, firefighters worked to extinguish the flames of Spain’s first major wildfire this year, Spanish authorities reported.
Footage from several sources showed firefighters running towards a house where flames were approaching, and the fighters trying to control the wildfire as well as the area of the region covered in flames and smoke.
Spain: The wildfire in Villanueva de Viver has grown to 5,000 acres in 24 hours. This fire has seen rapid growth. This is a sobering realization as Spain’s wildfire season has just started. #wildfire #fire #spain #españa #villanueva pic.twitter.com/1H7bjvOLUW— TheHotshotWakeUp.Substack.com (@HotshotWake) March 24, 2023
Vulnerable people are being evacuated, as a massive operation to tackle the fire is underway in eastern Spain. The blaze engulfed around 1,000 hectares of land since it broke out on Thursday amid bone-dry conditions.— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 24, 2023