Guillermo Fernandez Vara

3,000 evacuated as wildfires burn for 3rd day in Spain

Some 1,000 residents were evacuated from the town Hoyos in the early hours of the morning after overnight winds "reversed all yesterday's firefighting achievements," said Extremadura regional government president Guillermo Fernandez Vara.

Fernandez Vara said more than 6,500 hectares (25 square miles) had burned since flames were detected Thursday in the Sierra de Gata — a region of outstanding natural beauty.