Fires hitting tourist areas Spain

Posted on July 23, 2012 • Filed under: Europe, Spain, Tourist Warning

* Ash from blaze reaches Barcelona, hits tourist area
* Four victims were French, at least 23 injured
* Tourists forced to abandon a Croatian camp site

Two big forest fires raging in the border area between France and northern Catalonia in Spain have killed a fourth person, the authorities said on Monday, as erratic winds hindered efforts to control the blaze.

The fires broke out on Sunday, affecting Spain’s Costa Brava, one of the country’s most popular beach destinations, as well as major motorways used by holidaymakers driving to and from southern France. Ash from the blaze has also begun to reach the Barcelona area.Read Article

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