Spanish firefighters escape fierce blaze while trying to stop wildfire from reaching village

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Spanish firefighters were seen running from a fierce blaze as they scrambled to stop a wildfire from reaching a residential area in Bejís in the Spanish region of Valencia, footage released by the Castello firefighters on Wednesday showed.

Two firefighters were injured in the event which took place on Tuesday, the Castello firefighters said in a news release, adding that, although they had suffered burns, their lives were not in danger.

The wildfire started on Monday at midday and since then the villages of Teresa and Torás have been evacuated while people in the village of Viver have been asked to remain at home, the Castello firefighters’ news release said.

About 200 kilometres from Bejís, the wildfire in La Vall d’Ebo has forced the evacuation of 11 villages, including Margarida.

It has burnt 11,500 hectares since a lightning bolt set the area alight on Aug. 14, making it the worst forest fire in the Valencia region this year.

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