Two injured in helicopter crash

Two people were injured this morning when a helicopter crashed in the La Caldera de Taburiente National Park in La Palma.

La Palma fire

This video, particularly the second half, shows the ferocity of the fire on the island of La Palma as it threatened the town of Fuencaliente.

La Palma fire now under control

After five days, the fire on the island of La Palma is finally under control and the task of extinguishing the blaze, which could take up to a week, can begin.

La Palma fire

The fire on the island of La Palma continues to burn, with one front advancing to the upper part of the town of Mazo. The blaze is on two fronts, and while one is under control, the second continues to advance and has reached the district of Tigalate in Mazo. Nine helicopters and two water bombers are in action trying …

Huge fire in La Palma

Military planes, helicopters and 500 firemen are fighting a huge blaze on La Palma in the Canary Islands, with around 4,000 people having been evacuated from their homes, some othem only moments before their houses went up in smoke.