Wildfires around Spanish resort force 2,000 evacuations

Around 2,000 people have been evacuated after wildfires struck the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.

The fires broke out on Wednesday on high ground above the resort town of Estepona on the Costa del Sol.

The Spanish government has deployed a military unit to help firefighters in the mountainous region.

Six more towns and villages were evacuated on Sunday, and huge plumes of smoke could be seen from miles away.

Residents of five other communities were told to leave their homes on Friday. One emergency worker has reportedly been killed.

The blaze has burned 7,400 hectares, according to Spanish media.

This is the latest in a series of wildfires across Europe this summer.

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