Largest summer forest fire in Spain now officially out

Largest summer forest fire in Spain now officially out

15 August 2008

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Spain — The blaze at Zuera was confirmed to be out last Friday.
The largest forest fire of the summer so far in Spain is now extinguished. The Regional Government of Aragón has confirmed that the Zuera fire was finally declared to be fully out last Friday.

The fire started from a spark coming from a traffic accident a week previously, and a total of 2,500 hectares of land was affected, 2,000 of it forest pines, mostly in the municipality of Castejón de Valdejasa.

As many as 850 firefighters were used against the blaze, including volunteers, forestry workers and military personnel.

Meanwhile a fire of another type has destroyed a furniture factory in Ourense. The Bazar Ourense was found blazing on Sunday afternoon and an hour later only the structure of the five story building remained. There are no reports of any injuries.

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