Extensive forests in the southeastern Spanish state of Andalusia have been burning for the past week. Many people are fleeing their homes to save their lives. Firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze due to strong winds.
The blaze, which started on Wednesday, has so far damaged about 6,000 hectares of forest. Experts fear that if this continues, it could double in the next few days. Not only that, at least two thousand people had to be evacuated from the towns surrounding the forest.
About 500 residents have been evacuated from the town of Zubrick for fear of damage. One thousand residents have been evacuated from Estepona, a city famous for tourism.