Hundreds evacuated after wildfires break out across Gran Canaria

Written by on August 11, 2019

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes after a wildfire has destroyed over a thousand hectares of grassland in Gran Canaria.

The fire, which is understood to have been caused after man used a welding machine without any fire prevention measures, affected the Artenara area.

Over 400 people were evacuated from the nearby area since the fire was declared on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services and the military have been involved in fighting the fire, which was bought under control yesterday evening.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fire.

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