Spain: Vigo residents flank firefighters in battling blaze

Scores of people assisted firefighters in Vigo on Sunday in a bid to extinguish one of the many fires raging across Spain's northwestern Galicia region. As the wildfire ripped through the outskirts of the forest, some locals were seen throwing earth on the flames, while others formed a human chain passing water buckets. Emergency services were dispatched to provide aid to those affected by the... Еще fire and the smoke. The fires have already claimed the lives of two people whose bodies were discovered inside a burned-out vehicle on the road between Camos and Chandebrito in the city of Nigran. It is believed the people may have become trapped by fire while driving through a wooded area. Strong winds have fuelled the fires raging across four provinces in Galicia including a major fire in Vigo which is one of the most populated cities in the province. The Ministry of Defence has reportedly deployed a total of 500 soldiers to join the 350 firefighters, 220 pumps and air assets. The exact cause of the fire is not known.

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