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Over 250 firefighters work all night to put out Pyrenees fires
ThinkSpain , Friday, March 9, 2012

Over 250 firefighters, backed up by 100 fire engines, have been working all night trying to put out four forest fires in the Lleida Pyrenees that have already razed almost 1,000 hectares of vegetation.

There are hopes that firefighting planes and helicopters can join the efforts this morning.  They were unable to take to the air yesterday because of the strong winds that hit the area.

There are currently four separate fires raging, the largest in the heart of Gerri de la Sal close to Baix Pallars, where 500 hectares have already been destroyed.

The fire has left the village without any electricity and generators have had to be brought in to provide the residents with temporary power.  An abandoned house and a barn have been razed to the ground, but no-one has been hurt.

The villages of Bresca and Useu have been evacuated and the inhabitants of Enseu (two people) and Baén (five people) have been told not to return to their homes for the time being as a safety precaution.

Another fire, in the Viu de Llevata area, close to El Pont de Suert, has been burning for over 12 hours now and has destroyed some 200 hectares and forced the N-260 to be closed between km 285 and 285,5.

The fire in the Calbinyà area, close to the village of Valls de Valira, has destroyed another 200 hectares and firefighters have evacuated the village and two nearby farms.

The only fire under control is the one in Montanissell, close to the village of Coll de Nargó, which has burned 65 hectares.

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