Evacuations as Gran Canaria hit by new blaze

phys.org | 8/13/2019 | Staff
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Authorities in the Spanish island of Gran Canaria were evacuating a luxury hotel and tourist spot on Saturday as a new forest fire broke out just days after another blaze raged in the same area.

On its Twitter account, the island council said it was evacuating the Cross of Tejeda, a mountain pass popular for its spectacular views in the centre of Gran Canaria, and a nearby luxury hotel.

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It was unclear how many people were being evacuated.

The council added it was blocking off roads near the blaze.

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"Leave the area," it warned in capital letters.

The blaze comes just five...
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