Forest fire on Mallorca

Eight planes, seven helicopters and 275 ground personnel are involved in trying to control a forest fore near the town of Andratx on the island of Mallorca. The fire has already razed around 1,000 hectares of pine forest.

The blaze began on Friday afternoon and around 30 people have been evacuated from their homes as a precautionary measure. The flanks, at Estellencs and Sant Elm, are burning out of control.

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