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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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Firefighters struggle against Canary Island wildfires

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.

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