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A firefighter works to hold the spread of wildfires in the forest of Garajonay National Park, La Gomera, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.  Wildfires spurred by high temperatures raged across Spain's Canary Islands of La Gomera and Tenerife as well as Ourense in northwestern Spain on Saturday, August 11. Flames are threatening some of Europe's oldest surviving forests of Garajonay National Park in La Gomera and have forced the evacuation of hundreds of people across the country. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)

Wildfires in Spain

Fierce wildfires forced the evacuation of thousands of residents and were threatening some of Spain's most precious natural parks and led to the evacuation of more than 4,000 residents. This comes on the heels of earlier outbreaks which ravaged the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira back in July.