Fire fighters and over 300 personnel from Spain’s Military Emergencies Unit battled on Thursday to put out a forest fire that has burnt over 500 hectares near Artesa de Segre, in Lledia, western Catalonia.
A helicopter was being used to dampen the fire from the air, whilst fire fighters sprayed water on the scorched hillside.
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The fire is believed to have been started on purpose a day earlier, due to numerous separate areas of flames.
It was one of several forest fires that have hit Spain, which is enduring a sixth day of sweltering temperatures.
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