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'Ash falling like rain' in La Gomera as forest fire rages

13 August 2012 Last updated at 14:21 BST

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, as a forest fire continues to rage.

The worst-affected area on La Gomera is Valle Gran Rey.

Road access has been cut by the fire, which has spread with high winds and tinder-dry vegetation.