Thousands evacuated from ‘horrific’ wildfire along Spain’s southern coast

(Photo: Sergio Torres / AP)

Reuters — A wildfire raging out of control along southern Spain’s Costa del Sol killed one man, injured several people and forced the evacuation of thousands on the edge of the upmarket tourist resort of Marbella, regional authorities said on Friday.

More than 300 firefighters were battling the flames, which had spread several kilometers along hilly ground behind the coast, and 31 planes and helicopters were dumping water on the blaze.

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