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Monday, August 13, 2012

Thousands flee La Gomera fire in Spain's Canary Islands

BBC News - Thousands flee La Gomera fire in Spain's Canary Islands: The worst affected area on La Gomera is Valle Gran Rey. Road access has been cut by the fire, which has spread with high winds and tinder-dry vegetation.

Two boats took 910 people from Valle Gran Rey to La Gomera's main town, San Sebastian. In all, more than 5,000 have been evacuated since Friday.

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