View Full Version : Forest fires ravage northern Ibiza

28-05-11, 10:06 AM
Hundreds of tourists were forced to be evacuated from homes and hotels as forest fires ravaged Ibiza yesterday.

The fire, which started on Wednesday, has burned more than 5,000 acres of pine forest in the north of the Mediterranean resort island.

Officials say it is the worst forest fire ever seen on Ibiza, but miraculously no one has so far been hurt.


Smoke rises from a burning forest near the village of Sant Joan de Labritja on Ibiza early yesterday morning


A group of locals watch a wildfire at Serra de la Morna in the north of Ibiza. Hundreds of homes have had to be evacuated


Volunteers supervise the evacuation of tourists from Portinax


More than 5,000 acres of pine forest have been destoyed


Members of the military emergency unit spray water in an attempt to stop the flames from spreading