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Spain: Wildfire in Odena devastates over 1200 hectares

7 27.07.2015 Инфо

Firefighters worked throughout the night in order to put out a fierce wildfire in Odena (Catalonia), Monday. The fire has devastated around 1235 hectares so far, forcing more than 200 people into evacuation. The wildfire reportedly broke out on Sunday afternoon at 14:00 local time. Over 100 firefighter crews have been deployed to the area, along with seven helicopters and four planes. According to official sources, the flames could be under control in the next few hours. Initial investigations carried out by local police point to a straw chopper as the cause of the wildfire. A man was arrested in relation to the fire after he walked into a local police station to report the incident.