Fireman dies during blaze in Ourense

A fireman died on Tuesday during a forest fire in Castrelo do Val, Ourense, which destroyed 200 hectares of land.

The fireman, 59 year old Higinio Vivas López, had 15 years experience as a firefighter. The fire began at 13:55 on four different fronts and eight planes and six helicopters joined the effort to extinguish the blaze.

An investigation is under way to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the death of the officer.

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