Around 8,000 people evacuated from the Canary Islands fires
Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as wildfires rip through Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
The fires, which started on Saturday near the town of Tejeda, are advancing on two fronts in a mountainous area of the island and a round 1,700 hectares have been destroyed and 11 roads have been closed.
Ten planes and helicopters, as well as about 700 firefighters on the ground including 200 from the military, are being deployed.
Efforts to tackle the fires are being hampered by high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity, officials say.