People take selfie near Spanish wildfire

Andalucia's regional forest fire agency ordered the withdrawal of most of its firefighters on the ground as strong winds and high late-summer temperatures created a dangerous pyrocumulus, or fire cloud, in the area, it said on Twitter.

"This fire has extreme conditions that make almost any intervention useless," it tweeted.

Since erupting on Wednesday evening, the blaze has burned through over 8,800 acres of forest in the mountainous Sierra Bermeja above Estepona, a Mediterranean resort favored by British tourists and retirees.

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