HEATWAVE: MORE EVACUATIONS AS MEDITERRANEAN WILDFIRES SPREAD
July 18, 2022
France has evacuated more than 16,000 people threatened by wildfires in the south-west, as fires also spread in Spain, Croatia and Greece.
Authorities in France’s Gironde, a popular tourist region, have evacuated guards from campsites – the tourists left earlier. Fires have spread in the Teste-De-Buch and Landiras areas.
In southern Spain, more than 3,200 people fled fires in the Mijas hills; though later some were able to return.
Portugal’s fires are contained for now.
More than 1,000 deaths have been attributed to the heat in Portugal and Spain in recent days.