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Britons evacuated as Ibiza forest fire rages

About 800 people, including British and German tourists, have been evacuated from homes and hotels in Ibiza because of a severe forest fire, according to a Spanish official.

Regional government emergency situations spokeswoman Asuncion Saiz says the fire, that started on Wednesday has burned about 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of forest in the north of the island.

  • 27 May 2011