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News ID: 43166
Publish Date: 12:48 - 18 August 2019
TEHRAN, August 18 - Wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the partial evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The wildfire started in the town of Valleseco, and an emergency area was declared for the municipalities of Moya and Tejeda.

In the latter, some parts of the town of 1,900 inhabitants were evacuated for precautionary reasons and roads were closed, the regional government said.

Seven helicopters were battling the blazes as well as firefighters on the ground.

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Source: Reuters

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