Fire Burning in Southwest Spain Forces Thousands to Evacuate

A fire burning in Spain’s Andalusia region has scorched thousands of hectares and forced more than 3,000 residents to evacuate as of Sunday, August 30, local media reported.

The fire began in the mountains of the province Huelva, and has now burned at least 10,000 hectares of forest, reports said.

This video, released by the Andalusia fire service, shows flames consuming brush as firefighters assess the blaze.

Andalusian President Juan Manuel Moreno described the fire as “the nightmare of the summer in Andalusia,” according to reports. Credit: @Plan_INFOCA via Storyful