Firefighters in Tenerife make progress as wildfires lose intensity

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Firefighters in Tenerife saw indications that they could gain control of a wildfire as it burned less intensely on Monday and temperatures fell slightly. Island president Pedro Martín said the fire was losing power and that there were hopes that the flames would soon be brought under control, according to El Día newspaper. As the flames approached their villages, 585 inhabitants of La Guancha and four other communities were evacuated. The fires have already destroyed more than 2,150 hectares, official data showed on Sunday. Hikers were warned to avoid the nearby Teide National Park as the blaz…

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