Firefighters were forced to flee raging flames from a wildfire in Spain’s Valencia region that has burned thousands of hectares and led to the evacuation of over a thousand people, footage posted on August 16 showed.
In the footage, firefighters from the Castellon province can be seen escaping the flames in the town of Bejis, before returning to hose down the wildfire.
Two wildfires in the Valencia region, the Bejis and Vall d’Ebon, have burned up to 17,000 hectares and led to the evacuation of more than 2,000 people by August 16, La Vanguardia reported.
The Bejis Fire has forced evacuations from the towns of Bejis, Toras, Teresa and Sacanet. The evacuees are being housed in shelters, sports facilities, and homes of relatives, the President of the Valencian Government told media.
The Vall d’Ebon Fire, located in the south of the Valencia region, has burned approximately 11,500 hectares and led to the evacuation of 1,500 people, El Mundo reported. Credit: Bombers Dipcas via Storyful