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Tenerife forest fire darkens sky over island

Trees burn near to a house in a forest fire near Vilaflor, Tenerife, Spain, on Tuesday July 17. Two wildfires in the Canary Islands Tuesday threatened two natural parks in one of the most important tourist archipelago from Spain off the West African coast.
Trees burn near to a house in a forest fire near Vilaflor, Tenerife, Spain, on Tuesday July 17. Two wildfires in the Canary Islands Tuesday threatened two natural parks in one of the most important tourist archipelago from Spain off the West African coast.Andres Gutierrez / AP

A helicopter tries to extinguish a fire in Vinaflor village, southern Tenerife island, the Canary Islands, Spain, on July 17. The forest fire registred late afternoon on July 15 forced the evacuation of four towns and risking a nature reserve.
A helicopter tries to extinguish a fire in Vinaflor village, southern Tenerife island, the Canary Islands, Spain, on July 17. The forest fire registred late afternoon on July 15 forced the evacuation of four towns and risking a nature reserve.Cristobal Garcia / EPA

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