( AP ) - At least 14,000 people have evacuated homes, hotels and campgrounds on the Canary Islands as firefighters struggled to extinguish fires in two popular tourist spots. About 8,800 people were displaced on Tenerife, where fires have burned 37,500 acres of forest and destroyed 900 homes. On Grand Canary, 2,000 acres of woodland were charred, 5,200 people evacuated and at least 60 homes engulfed by flames. The police said they had arrested a forest ranger who admitted starting the Grand Canary fire, saying his job contract was about to expire.
Spain: Thousands Flee Canary Islands Fires (video)
1 August 2007 10:01 (UTC+04:00)