"Spain on Front Line of Wildfire Risk as Heatwave Rages On"

"Wildfires are burning in several Spanish provinces, forcing evacuations, and EU authorities say there is an extreme risk of further blazes breaking out in the country as a heatwave shows no signs of abating.

In the southern region of Andalusia, emergency services said they deployed aircraft on Thursday to water-bomb a fire near the village of Lujar in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

They said flames estimated to have engulfed around 1,800 hectares led to more than 600 people being moved from their homes overnight."

John Stonestreet reports for Reuters July 10, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 07/10/2015