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Hundreds of people are continuing to flee from the Canary Island of La Gomera today, as authorities struggle to contain the wildfires that have engulfed parts of the popular holiday destination.
The fires began on August 4 and were thought to be under control last week, but it rekindled on Friday.
3,100 hectares of the island's forests have been destroyed by the fire, including 800 hectares of the Garajonay National Park, a world heritage site containing woodlands that have survived for 11 million years.
Crews working across the Canary Island of La Gomera said they were "finding it difficult to limit the spread of fire".
Wind and high temperatures has helped rekindle the flames in many areas, and forced the emergency services to retreat from the hills and mountains.
Officials in La Gomera said there was evidence that the fire was started deliberately. Ten towns and villages were evacuated across La Gomera, whilst residents and holiday makers had to flee eight towns across Tenerife.
Two firefighters have died battling a wildfire in Alicante in the east of Spain, according to emergency officials.
One fire fighter died today and another yesterday in Alicante city hospital. Two other crew members remain in hospital.
Fires on the Canary Islands of La Gomera and Tenerife have forced more than 4,000 residents from their homes.
Britons are being urged to stay in touch with the Foreign Office as wildfires continue to rage across both of the popular tourist destinations.
More than 18 towns and villages have been evacuated, eight on Tenerife and 10 on La Gomera.
The island's Garajonay National Park, which experts say contains woodlands that have survived since the Tertiary age, 11 million years ago. They are now at risk from the fires.
High temperatures and strong winds are hampering efforts to control wildfires in parts of the Canary Islands. Fires on La Gomera and Tenerife have forced 4,000 residents from their homes.
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Fierce wildfires across the Canary Islands and parts of Spain have claimed the lives of two fire fighters, and forced thousands to flee.