News > Spain wildfires | Wind plays spoilsport; as blaze enters fifth day
Spain wildfires | Wind plays spoilsport; as blaze enters fifth day
The Hindu | 19/08/2022 04:52 PM | Click to read full article
A wildfire burning out of control in the eastern province of Valencia has become one of the biggest this year in Spain, having already scorched more than 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) along a 120KM (75 miles) perimeter, authorities said on August 19. Some 35 aircraft have been deployed as the blaze entered its fifth day.
Rain boosted hopes the fire could be brought under control on August 18, but strong winds have made it “very aggressive.”