Forest fire raging near major Tenerife tourist park
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A raging forest fire on the Spanish island of Tenerife came perilously close to the edge of a large tourist park on Monday.
Around 50 villagers were evacuated after the fire broke out on Sunday, and the flames have since spread over 2,700 acres.
According to the Telegraph, the blaze reached the edge of the Teide National Park, a famous beauty spot surrounding the Teide volcano - Spain's highest peak and a Unesco world heritage site.
Holiday coaches and tourists' cars were evacuated from the grounds of the park as a precaution.
The regional government of the Canary Islands said 70 firefighters and seven helicopters were currently battling the blaze.
According to news24.com, Spain is at a higher risk of forest fires than ever this summer after suffering its driest winter in 70 years.
At the beginning of this month, more than three thousand people had to be evacuated from one of Spain's most popular holiday areas as two forest fires wreaked havoc.
Around 50,000 hectares of land around Valencia on the east coast were destroyed in a blaze that was labelled the worst forest fire in more than 20 years.
Fires in Spanish holiday spot cause thousands to be evacuated