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Catalonia wildfire rages out of control, burning at least 3600 hectares

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By ITN News Editor June 27, 2019 14:57

Catalonia wildfire rages out of control, burning at least 3600 hectares

Two-hundred and sixty firefighters, 60 vehicles and 15 aircraft were deployed afternoon to fight a wildfire in the Tarragona area of Catalonia that continues to rage out of control as hot weather hampers efforts to extinguish the blaze, local media reported.

The prospects of controlling the fire, which began after 02:29 P.M. (1229GMT), in upcoming hours are not good due to the hot weather, Catalonia’s regional councillor for interior Miquel Buch said on his Twitter account, adding that 3600 hectares had already burned and it was possible that 20,000 hectares all together could go up in flames.Twenty-six people in isolated farms have been evacuated, Catalonia’s head of interior said to regional channel TV3. A farm was reached by the blaze killing the sheep and horses, TV footage showed.The cause of the fire is being investigated by authorities.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 27, 2019 14:57

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