Smoke rises from a forest fire in Tejeda, Gran Canaria. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hundreds evacuated and man arrested as huge Gran Canaria fire destroys at least 2,500 acres of forest

  • Local police said they had detained a man for allegedly starting the fire by using welding equipment
Topic |   Crime

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Smoke rises from a forest fire in Tejeda, Gran Canaria. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Firefighters and an aeroplane try to extinguish a bush fire at Sarnadas, near Macao, Portugal on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Hundreds of firefighters battle bush fires in central Portugal

  • The first major bout of fires in the country this year has injured at least 20 people. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blazes
Topic |   Natural disasters

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Firefighters and an aeroplane try to extinguish a bush fire at Sarnadas, near Macao, Portugal on Sunday. Photo: EPA
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