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Major fire in Spain forces evacuation of more than 1,000 people


More than 1,000 people have been evacuated in the Spanish regions of Valencia (south-east) and Aragon (north-east) where forest fires have already burnt some 900 hectares, according to local authorities. Four hundred firefighters, rescue workers and military personnel, fifteen planes, seaplanes and helicopters worked to extinguish the flames, according to the Valencia rescue service. A nearby field hospital was set up and the Red Cross opened a reception centre for evacuees in a gymnasium in the town of Segorbe. Spain was hit last summer by some 500 fires that burned over 300,000 hectares of land, making it the most affected European country, according to the European Forest Fire Information System. IMAGES

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