Mass Evacuations Over Canary Islands Wildfire

More than 4,700 evacuated from Spanish island


Wildfires raged Saturday on Spain's Canary Islands, as hundreds of firefighters also battled a blaze near Greece's Mount Athos, a World Heritage site housing an ancient monastic community.

Hundreds of hectares were in flames in Spain as a pitiless heatwave showed no signs of relenting after the most devastating fires of the decade had been nearly tamed before re-erupting on La Gomera in the Canaries.