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Spain battles against deadly forest fires

Spain battles against deadly forest fires

<p>Firefighters from Spain’s military emergency unit (<span class="caps">UME</span>) have been tackling a blaze in As Nieves. </p> <p>A series of fires have killed two women in different parts of the country’s northwestern Galicia region. Firefighters found the bodies inside a burned-out vehicle on the road linking two parishes in the city of Nigran, in the province of Pontevedra.</p> <p>The blaze in Galicia is being treated as a level 2 – or second-highest maximum threat – by emergency services.</p> <p>Flames also surrounded Vigo, one of the most populated cities of Galicia, where a university residence has been evacuated. </p> <p>The fires on the Iberian coast have been fanned by strong winds, remnants of ex-Hurricane Ophelia.</p>