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Brits warned over Canaries fires

British tourists and expats on the Canary Islands are being urged to "stay in touch" with the Foreign Office as high temperatures and strong winds hamper efforts to control wildfires.

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'Living through hell' as wildfires rage on part of Canary Islands

We are living through hell, we have asked the central government for more resources with which to fight the fire.

– Casimimo Curbelo, local government leader of 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.

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