Forest Fire Rages In Canary Islands For Six Days

Wild Fire Alert

A forest fire that has been burning on the Canary Island of La Palma for six days is suspected to have been started by a man who set fire to his toilet paper.
 
More than 11,100 acres of pine forest – equal to 6% of the island – has been destroyed, causing a smoke trail that can be seen from space.
 
The Spanish authorities have blamed a 27-year-old German who is said to have started the blaze last Wednesday to get rid of the paper he had just used.
 
German radio station FFH said that Scott S, as he has been named, was a dropout who had left his homeland and had been living in caves on the island.
 
The station said he had admitted he started the fire.
 
More than 350 firefighters and a dozen helicopters have been tackling the blaze and, until Monday, had been unable to bring it under control.
 
The president of the Canaries, Fernando Clavijo, said: “The fire has evolved favourably in recent hours although, again, the night has proved difficult.”
 
On Sunday, according to Bild newspaper, 500 residents of the village of Villa de Mazo had to flee at dawn as the flames approached, bring the number rendered homeless to 3,000.
 
After temperatures reached 36C, the Canary Islands government put the Western Islands and Gran Canaria on high alert over the risk of further fires. 
 
Much of La Palma is designated a biosphere as a result of the large virgin pine forests on the island, which is home to several unique species.
Courtesy of Sky News

2 responses to “Forest Fire Rages In Canary Islands For Six Days”

  1. Cherie says :

    Yamkin, I am glad that you are no longer connected with Earth Changes College. Congratulations… as Cheryl Nelson has a low soul score and the message of her website is misleading many folks who go there… whereas your responses to others was always open and accepting and you have put in a lot of time keeping folks informed of earth changes. I have recommended that others follow your info as you are more complete in covering earth changes than Dutchsinse on youtube.

    • yamkin says :

      Hi Cherie, I’m so glad I decided to end my subscription with Earth Changes College. The energy flow was not good and I just knew it was time to leave. Also, many of my posts were being edited by someone else, so this was another reason why I decided to leave.

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