Sunday, August 4, 2013
Firefighters work to control the fire outskirts of Cebreros, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Officials says more than 550 firefighters backed up by 17 water-carrying aircraft are trying to bring a large wildfire under control 92 kilometers (57 miles) west of Madrid. Regional government spokesman Francisco Jose Sanchez says that although the flames, which were first detected Saturday, are still raging out of control a day later, he was hopeful the fire could be contained in coming hours. He says there is some evidence the fire had been started deliberately and investigators were looking into the outbreak.
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