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In photos: fighting Galicia’s wildfires

The Ministry of the Interior has decreed the fires in Galicia an operational situation level 1 as fires devastate the region

  • The Galician region faces another day of fighting against fires thought to have been deliberately lit.
    1The Galician region faces another day of fighting against fires thought to have been deliberately lit. EFE
  • Firefighters extinguishing the fire at a church in Boiro.
    2Firefighters extinguishing the fire at a church in Boiro. EFE
  • Young people prepare buckets of water to fight the fire in Coia neighborhood of Vigo.
    3Young people prepare buckets of water to fight the fire in Coia neighborhood of Vigo.
  • One of the 30 forest fires that has devastated the Galician region near the city of Redondela.
    4One of the 30 forest fires that has devastated the Galician region near the city of Redondela. efe
  • A burnt-out bus in Chandebrito where a fire killed two people who were trapped in the vehicle.
    5A burnt-out bus in Chandebrito where a fire killed two people who were trapped in the vehicle.
  • The flames are advancing uncontrollably, threatening homes in Pontevedra, Ourense and Lugo provinces.
    6The flames are advancing uncontrollably, threatening homes in Pontevedra, Ourense and Lugo provinces.
  • Residents of Gondomar form a chain to transport water buckets.
    7Residents of Gondomar form a chain to transport water buckets.
  • High temperatures and strong winds have magnified the effect of fires in the Rias Bajas region of Galicia.
    8High temperatures and strong winds have magnified the effect of fires in the Rias Bajas region of Galicia. EFE