May 23, 2024



Hundreds evacuated as Catalan firefighters battle national park blaze


By Euronews with AP, AFP

Catalan firefighters have been battling flames day and night against a wildfire at the national park of Cap Creus in Girona, roughly two hours away from Barcelona.

350 people were evacuated from their homes as flames approached residential areas, firefighters said.

The area is a natural paradise attracting many tourists, especially during the peak summer season.

Over 400 hectares have already been lost to the wildfire that remained active on Saturday, according to regional authorities.

Interior councillor Joan Ignasi Elena visited the area on Saturday and called upon citizens to act responsibly.

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