1,200 people evacuated as forest fires rage in Ibiza

Over 1,200 people evacuated as fire threatens homes and holiday resorts in IbizaAFP/Getty


Around 1,200 people have been forced out of their homes because of a forest fire raging near the popular holiday destination of Santa Eulalia in Ibiza.

Over 150 firefighters are battling to keep the blaze under control, but police ordered residents in the upmarket Roca Llisa development on the south of the island to evacuate the area.

Over 1,200 people evacuated as fire threatens homes and holiday resorts in IbizaAFP/Getty


At least four houses have been destroyed but, according to a spokesman for the British embassy in Madrid, no British expats or holidaymakers have been harmed.

He told the Daily Mail: 'We are not aware of any British residents being affected by these fires. We have not been asked to provide consular assistance to anyone so we have not had any involvement.'

Over 1,200 people evacuated as fire threatens homes and holiday resorts in IbizaAFP/Getty


The fire, which broke out on Sunday and is thought to have ruined around 100 hectares of forest, is the second big blaze in one year on the famous party island.

In May, 1,500 hectares were destroyed by a fire near Sant Joan, which has been called the worst in Ibiza's history.

Authorities believe the fire is now more or less under control, but the situation is still precarious.
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