Firefighters tackle new wildfire near Madrid

STORY: Six airborne assets and 11 ground crews were deployed to the fire, the tweet said.

Police closed roads as emergency services rushed to the scene to tackle the wildfire.

Spain's two heatwaves this summer have sparked the worst wildfires in a decade with dozens burning 90,000 hectares (222,000 acres) throughout the country.

Twenty thousand hectares (49,000 acres), an area slightly bigger than New York City, have burned since the second heatwave began on July 10.

On Thursday morning most were under control, but the persistent high temperatures and the ongoing drought are wildfire risks leading to the resurgence of blazes that are keeping fire brigades on alert.

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