In the information given by the Spanish Ministry of Interior, it was stated that the forest fire affected an area of 2 thousand 500 hectares.
The fire, which could not yet be brought under control, threatened three settlements in the vicinity, and more than 700 people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution; It was noted that some of them were placed in sports halls in the Moraleja district of Caceres, while others were hosted by their relatives.
On the other hand, it was announced that nearly 500 people, 165 of whom were soldiers and 265 firefighters, participated in the fire extinguishing efforts, and 14 aircraft and helicopters supported the fire.
It was announced that some roads were closed to traffic due to the fire, which spread with the effect of hot weather and wind and was given a second-degree danger alarm.
In 2022, Spain had one of the worst years in its history in forest fires, and a total of more than 310 thousand hectares burned.
More than 40 thousand hectares of land have been ash since March, due to forest fires that started early this year.