A member of local emergency services surveys the devastation (Image: Lehtikucva)

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UNPRECEDENTED WILDFIRES HAVE BROKEN OUT in the popular resort island of Gran Canaria, causing as many as 9000 holidaymakers to evacuate. 

Emergency services are still tackling the blazes, which began in the Tamadaba Nature Park and are spreading towards popular tourist areas. You can see more photos of the devastation by scrolling down. 


Image Credit: Lehtikuva