Huge Wildfire Tenerife. Mass Evacuations Underway
By Citizen Watch Report
WATCH: Spanish island of Tenerife engulfed in a huge wildfire, mass evacuations underway pic.twitter.com/nmbG1lfPss
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 16, 2023
😡BREAKING – Spain: Catastrophic wildfires have been reported in the island of Tenerife. 3,000 people were evacuated. pic.twitter.com/UGsCTUvspm
— Truthseeker (@Xx17965797N) August 16, 2023
Some scary scenes coming out of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain as an out-of-control wildfire continues to grow. The fire is now exhibiting extreme fire behaviour due to very dry conditions. A mandatory evacuation is in effect for villages threatened by the wildfire. pic.twitter.com/fE6pW0TXzm
— Nahel Belgherze (@WxNB_) August 16, 2023
Copernicus Emergency Management Service
Situational Reports here
Some unsettling scenes coming from #Tenerife this afternoon, as an out-of-control wildfire burns on the north east part of the island.#IFArafoCandelaria #IFTenerife #wildfirepic.twitter.com/0XN3LMnc0h
— MetWatch ☈ (@MetWatchUK) August 16, 2023
Much like Maui
Approximately five million tourists visit Tenerife each year; it is the most visited island in the archipelago.
😡 Tenerife se quema
😡 Muchas gracias a todos los POLÍTICOS que un día decidieron que las cabras no podían pastar
😡 Qué la pinocha no se podía recoger
— Francisco Acosta (@Francis59108531) August 16, 2023
Huge Wildfire Tenerife Was Evacuating.
Ferocious wildfires ‘with huge potential’ to wipe out villages on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife have triggered mass evacuations from the area.
Five villages have now been evacuated as the fire continues to rage through a forested area in steep ravines in the northeastern part of the island.
The blazing wildfires have ripped through 300 hectares of land in a nature park surrounding the Mount Teide volcano, forcing hundreds of locals and tourists to flee.
Most of the wildfire is currently contained to the Corona Forestral national park but officials have warned that highly flammable pine trees in the area could see the flames expand further towards tourist hotspots such as Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Firefighters are desperately trying to douse the flames with water but the blaze is raging through a forested area in steep ravines, making their task much more difficult.
‘The fire is powerful and is in a complicated area,’ Canary Islands regional President Fernando Clavijo told a news conference in Tenerife. ‘Efforts are focused on preventing the fire from spreading and affecting mainly residential areas close to the coast,’ he added.