Spain battles against deadly forest fires

Spain battles against deadly forest fires

Firefighters from Spain’s military emergency unit (UME) have been tackling a blaze in As Nieves.

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.

The blaze in Galicia is being treated as a level 2 – or second-highest maximum threat – by emergency services.

Flames also surrounded Vigo, one of the most populated cities of Galicia, where a university residence has been evacuated.

The fires on the Iberian coast have been fanned by strong winds, remnants of ex-Hurricane Ophelia.