Pedro Sanchez to visit Gran Canaria after to witness firefighting efforts

Written by on August 21, 2019

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to visit Gran Canaria on Thursday to witness the work carried out to bring the forest fire that has ravaged part of the island under control.

The fire, which damaged an estimated 10,000 hectares of land, was declared under control overnight by the Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres and acting Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles.

Half of the 9,000 residents evacuated from their homes have now returned after the blaze was brought under control in their areas.

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