Authorities Warn Winds Could Hamper Firefighting Efforts as Wildfire Approaches Madrid Area

Authorities warned on Thursday, July 21, that winds could hamper efforts to quench a wildfire burning in Cebreros, Spain, that was approaching the perimeter of Madrid.

Video clips released by firefighters late Wednesday and on Thursday morning show firefighters working through the night to extinguish the fire.

Madrid Actual reported the fire had scorched at least 3,500 hectares by Tuesday, and was advancing toward Valdemaqueda, a municipality within the Community of Madrid. Credit: BRIF Puerto el Pico via Storyful

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