Forest Fire Under Control After Burning Through Parts of Spain's Sierra de Gredos

A forest fire that broke out on Monday afternoon, January 23, in the Sierra de Gredos, in Avila, Spain, was brought under control on Tuesday, officials said.

The fire originated around 2 pm on Monday in the Guisando forest in the Sierra de Gredos, according to an information page on forest fires in Castilla and Leon.

Firefighters continued working on Tuesday morning at the site of the head of the fire. Officials reported on Tuesday that the fire was controlled and was reduced to danger Level 0.

Local officials said that the fire was being monitored for intense smoke “that may cause danger to the population”. Credit: Incendios Forestales Castilla y León via Storyful