View Full Version : Fire threatens village of Villalonga near Gandia

28th August 2009, 12:43 PM
A wildfire forced the evacuation of about 20 people overnight in eastern Spain, emergency services said Wednesday.

The fire, which was fanned by wind, was believed to have been sparked by lightning.

20 people living in the Tancaes Altes area near the El Bouet ravine were evacuated preventatively from the village of Villalonga as flames were moving through pine forest and bush towards their country houses. Seven fire engines, seven brigades and three lorries together with various helicopters and hydroplanes were involved.