Wildfire in Tenerife forces villagers to evacuate

Tenerife wildfire
By Linsey McNeill
16/08/2023
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A forest fire in the north-east of Tenerife has led to the evacuation of several villages.

Firefighters battled the blaze overnight and this morning water-carrying aircraft were expected to arrive to douse the flames.

The TF-24 highway between Las Lagunetas and El Portillo and the TF-523 at Carretera Los Loros were closed this morning and nearby villages evacuated as a precautionary measure.

The fire has been declared as a Level 2 emergency.

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