Residents Evacuated as Wildfire Burns in Southern Spain

More than 3,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Malaga, Spain, after a wildfire broke out in the Sierra de Mijas mountains on July 15.

Footage by Antonio Cuartero shows a wildfire glowing on the horizon near the town of Alhaurin de la Torre, from which 765 residents were forced to evacuate.

Spanish news outlet El Pais reported that the fire broke out on Friday, prompting thousands of people to evacuate parts of Malaga by Saturday.

The Forest Fire Extinction Service of Andalusia said on Saturday that the fire covered 1,890 hectares. Firefighting efforts were made more difficult by high temperatures and low humidity in the area, the agency said. Credit: Antonio Cuartero via Storyful

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