Strong Winds Reignite Valencia’s Bejis Fire

Smoke was seen rising in the mountains in Jerica, Spain, on Thursday August 18, after a fire that burned more than 13,000 hectares was reactivated, according to local news reports.

A report from Las Provincias, a regional newspaper, said rainfall early on Thursday morning helped contain the Bejis fire, but sudden strong winds reignited the flames.

Footage filmed by Twitter user @obri_lull shows smoke rising in the air from the mountains in Jerica, Spain on Thursday.

The Minister of the Interior, Gabriela Bravo, said, “The fire continues to evolve strongly despite the efforts of ground and air media, threatening the Sierra Calderona”. Credit: @obri_lull via Storyful