Hundreds of people have fled towns and villages on the holiday island of Gran Canaria as firefighters battle to bring a huge mountain forest fire under control.
Sky News reports troops have been drafted in to help more than 200 firefighters battle the blaze, which currently spans about 2,500 acres some 20 miles from capital Las Palmas.
Firefighters have used aircraft and helicopters to douse the flames, which have spread towards Tamadaba national park on the west of the island.
It was previously thought the fire, which started on Saturday (10 August), had been brought under control before it reportedly flared up again on Sunday (11 August).
More than 1,000 are understood to have been evacuated according to local authorities on the island, while the fire brigade said on Twitter they were “overwhelmed” by the scale of the situation.
The island’s president, Angel Victor Torres, said efforts to put the fire out had been hampered by high winds in affected areas.
Torres also urged islanders and tourists to follow the instructions of the emergency services, check for updates through official channels and not under any circumstances approach affected areas.
The Foreign Office, while yet to issue any specific travel advice in respect of the fires, urges holidaymakers to take precautions with high temperatures likely on the island and mainland Spain.
“These temperatures bring an increased risk of forest fires,” said the FCO. “Check on the outbreak of fires with the local civil protection authority and report any you see immediately to the emergency services on 112.”