Spanish firefighters killed in forest fire.(News)

Eleven volunteer firefighters were killed in the forest fire in Spain's Guadalajara Province when they became encircled by the fire following a sudden change in wind direction. Two vehicles were burned by the flames which leapt up to 40 metres high.

The blaze was started by a barbecue and was fanned by high winds in woodland at Cueva de Los Casares. The fire burned around 8,000 hectares.

As hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry said: "A crisis unit has been set up with civilian authorities and the military and police to combat the fire. …

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