Firefighting Planes Collect Water From Las Palmas Harbor as Wildfires Rage in Gran Canaria

Three firefighting planes collected water from Las Palmas harbor, footage published on August 19 showed, as wildfires continued to rage on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, reportedly causing the evacuation of more than 8,000 people by Monday.

The evacuations affected the municipalities of Valleseco, Moya, Gáldar, Agaete, San Mateo, Artenara, and Tejeda.

The land and aerial resources used in combatting the fire were the largest ever deployed for a blaze in the Canary Islands, said Ángel Víctor Torres, the island’s president. Credit: @medixa19 via Storyful