Wildfire in Western Spain Forces Evacuation of Town

Residents of the small town of Monsagro, in western Spain, were evacuated on July 12 due to a wildfire that has burned approximately 4,000 hectares, or 15 square miles.

Local media reported that buses were chartered to evacuate the town’s 400 residents.

Footage taken by a firefighter from the Reinforcement Brigade for Forest Fires, based in Laza, Galicia – about 185 miles from Monsagro – shows an aerial view of the fire and the work of firefighters to combat it. Credit: @BrifLaza via Storyful

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