A rapidly growing wildfire broke out in El Pont de Vilomara in Spain’s Catalonia region on Sunday, July 17, forcing confinement for several municipalities and a number of residential evacuations, El Pais reported.
At least 200 residents were evacuated yesterday, as thousands more residents from the municipalities of Navarcles, Sant Fruitos de Bages, Sant Vicenç de Castellet and Castellbell, and el Pont de Vilomara were said to be under clouds of smoke, according to El Pais.
The Catalonia government’s latest update at 9am, July 18, said the fire had grown to approximately 1,615 hectares, of which 343 belongs to a nearby natural park.
Aerial footage posted by the Catalonia government shows the fire spreading across the Pont de Vilomara over the course of Sunday. Credit: Agents Rurals via Storyful
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