Hundreds evacuated as Catalan firefighters battle national park blaze

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By Euronews with AP, AFP  •  Updated: 17/07/2021 - 17:27

Smoke billows from a occurrence  raging adjacent   El Port de la Selva and Llanca adjacent  to the Cap de Creus Natural Park connected  July 16, 2021.

Smoke billows from a occurrence raging adjacent El Port de la Selva and Llanca adjacent to the Cap de Creus Natural Park connected July 16, 2021.   -   Copyright  Bombers Generalitat Catalunya / AFP

Catalan firefighters person been battling flames time and nighttime against a wildfire astatine the nationalist parkland of Cap Creus successful Girona, astir 2 hours distant from Barcelona.

350 radical were evacuated from their homes arsenic flames approached residential areas, firefighters said.

The country is simply a earthy paradise attracting galore tourists, particularly during the highest summertime season.

Over 400 hectares person already been mislaid to the wildfire that remained progressive connected Saturday, according to determination authorities.

Interior councillor Joan Ignasi Elena visited the country connected Saturday and called upon citizens to enactment responsibly.

"The occurrence was caused by a cigaret butt, and that is simply a shame," helium said.

More than 200 firefighters are presently battling the flames, with the enactment of respective helicopters and bomber planes.

Elena said French rescuers were called successful to help.

Due to its blistery and adust climate, Spain is often deed by large wildfires successful summer. According to experts, the blazes hazard becoming much predominant and destructive owed to planetary warming.

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