I should like to join all the other regulars in thanking the team for all the updates and videos.
While I was back in the UK, my husband and two companions, became surrounded by the fires as they drove down from Teide on Monday afternoon. They were extremely lucky to get away with their lives as fire enveloped them on all sides and temperatures in their car rose to a roasting 55 degrees C.
By skillful driving on twisty roads, battling the very high winds and with visibilty poor because of smoke, my husband managed to reach the safety of the coast.
We are now reunited in the UK, relieved that no one was killed, but saddened by the news that homes have been destroyed. Grateful thanks must go to all those who risked their own lives to battle the flames.