WATCH: Spain wildfires: Flames near homes in Zamora as firefighters struggle with blazes – Jul 19, 2022
The head of the local Aragon government, Javier Lamban, said Sunday that the situation was critical in the town of Anon de Moncayo and the priority for the 300 firefighters fighting the blaze was to protect human lives and villages.
The wildfire, which was declared Saturday, developed a 50-kilometer (31-mile) perimeter in less than 24 hours, the local forest chief said.
Those who fled took shelter in three different sports centers in nearby towns.
Firefighters said the outlook for taming the blaze depends on the weather, but gusty winds up to 60 kilometers (37 mph) were predicted.
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