3,700 acres in devastating wildfires

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from nearby villages due to wildfires in western Spain.

Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: A massive fire in western Spain's Extremadura has spread to about 3,700 acres, forcing the evacuation of about 550 people. The blaze, which has been spread by strong winds, has become a significant challenge for firefighters struggling to contain rapid progress. Emergency services are facing difficulties due to strong winds and low-altitude smoke, disrupting air support operations. The affected area, Pinofranciado, located in the province of Caceres near the Portuguese border, is the focus of firefighting efforts.

Despite the tireless efforts of 250 firefighters, wildfires remain a significant threat to the region, according to sources.