- The wildfire on the Canary Island of La Palma that emerged devastated by lighting a used toilet paper, now has 3,600 hectares of forest. The fire did not extend farther, said the Spanish Minister for the Environment Saturday.
Some 2,500 people have been evacuated from two villages that are threatened by the blaze. Some 350 firefighters, park employees and military personnel are working day and night to put on the popular holiday island. They are supported by nine helicopters and three water-dropping aircraft. At lower temperatures Sunday are expected. That is favorable, said the Spanish minister.
The fire came a forester killed. The 27-year-old German who aanstichtte the fire accidentally, continued possible.
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