Level 1 forest fire declared in Tenerife

The Cabildo de Tenerife has declared a level 1 forest fire in the Arico barranco.

Firefighters have worked through the night to tackle the blaze, which was first reported yesterday afternoon.

Strong winds as well as high temperatures hampered efforts by fire crews, with over 100 people now working to bring the fire under control.

Four helicopters and a water plane have also been involved in helping to tackle the fire.

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