Spain: 500 more evacuated from path of La Palma forest fire

August 7, 2016 9:11 AM

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MADRID – Spanish authorities have evacuated 500 more residents in the path of a five-day-old forest fire on the Atlantic island of La Palma.

The regional government for the Canary Islands archipelago says the evacuation of two neighborhoods in the town of Villa de Mazo took place Sunday morning shortly after midnight as the fire spread through the hilly terrain.

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