Wildfire Scorches Gran Canaria Island

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A wildfire has scorched roughly 1,000 hectares of land in Spain’s vacation island of Gran Canaria as of Thursday, September 21. More than 400 people have been forced out of their homes, according to reports, and the wildfire may continue to grow.

The fire was originally estimated to be at 2,000 hectares when it started on September 20. Videos from that day show the fire burning close to homes and resorts. Credit: Cabildo Gran Canaria via Storyful