March 31, 2023

An uncontrollable Wildfire has enveloped the whole of Spain’s southern region of Andalusia.

Authorities said the wildfire had forced over 3,100 people to evacuate Andalusia’s southern region on Sunday.

It was discovered that the fire started in the mountains near the town of Almonaster la Real, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of the city of Seville on Thursday. The blaze has scorched 100 square kilometers (38.5 square miles).

Eight aeroplanes, sixteen helicopters are helping over 500 workers tackle the blaze, including firefighters and army emergency personnel all worked around the clock over the weekend.

Juan Sanchez of the Andalusia Forest Fire Department while talking to the Press said, “It is very difficult to say when the wildfire will be under control,” she also added that the weather conditions are playing a key role in making it difficult to quench the fire.

Although the wind had dropped overnight making the job a little easier, but authorities expect the fire will be fueled by strong winds later Sunday. Crews were also struggling to reach all affected areas because of the rugged terrain, officials said.

Priscilla Irems

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