The fire destroyed more than 500 hectares of forest in north-eastern Spain

Forest fire in the municipality Palmeras de Kanielec (Palmeras de Canyelles) in the north-east of Spain has destroyed more than 500 hectares of forest, said on Wednesday the National Television of Spain.

Local authorities evacuated from nearby communities 300. In extinguishing the fire involved 25 fire brigades and about a dozen helicopters and planes. Fight the fire prevented the strong wind.

Media reported that the fire had already spread to the neighboring region of Valencia, where the authorities had to evacuate 70 people.

According to preliminary reports, the fire broke out due to careless handling of fire at the roadside.

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