Fire crews spend night extinguishing large scrubland fire in Golf del Sur area

A considerable blaze destroyed some 2,000 square metres – around half an acre – of  scrubland in the Golf del Sur area around 9pm last evening. Thankfully there were no physical or material casualties, but it seems the blaze was visible from a considerable distance away, and indeed it took five fire engines and the whole night to extinguish it completely. The whole of Tenerife is tinderbox dry, of course, after the heatwave which is still only now dispersing, and it is possible that a carelessly discarded cigarette caused the fire to ignite and spread so quickly.

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