4,000 people evacuated from their homes as wildfires spread throughout Gran Canaria

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Wildfires which began on Saturday have broken out in Gran Canaria which has lead to the evacuation of 4,000 people.

1700 hectares of land has been destroyed so far. Nine helicopters and 600 firefighters are trying to douse out the fires.

40 towns have been evacuated as a result.

-Sam Fitzsimons