WATCH: Train engulfed in wildfire during heatwave in western Spain. Image: Twitter @PacoSeoanePerez
A terrifying moment was caught on camera on Monday, July 18, when a train traveling in western Spain stopped for a few minutes as wildfires burned meters away.
A video circulating on social media shows that the Madrid-Ferrol train in Spain stopped for a few minutes at Zamora-Sanabria after passengers were threatened by wildfires outside the train.
Francisco Seon Perez shared the video on Twitter.
“Panic moments on the Madrid-Ferrol train at Zamora-Sanabria, 9:30 am,” he said.
The train stopped for a few minutes and continued its journey.
— Francisco Seoane Perez (@PacoSeoanePerez) July 18, 2022
Other Twitter users also pointed out that no one was hurt.
Perez, a professor at Madrid’s Carlos III University, told La Voz de Galicia that the flames were 20 meters away on both sides of the track.
“You look to one side and then you turn to the other and there’s another fire,” he said.
He added: “The carriage started smelling like coal fire and we all started panicking. Only a few have risen.”
He said he was “very nervous” when the train started moving slowly.
After reaching his destination, Perez said, “It was nothing. We are immediately out of hell and into the light.
Crews and passengers didn’t do much because, according to Perez, “it was only for a while and they didn’t have time to think much. It was all a shock.”
As temperatures have risen in recent weeks, several fires have broken out in Europe and Spain has been one of the worst affected countries.
Friday July 15 A large forest fire in the Mijas mountains of the Costa del Sol.
Finally, at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday July 17, after spreading to the neighboring municipalities of Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre, the Sierra de Mijas fire was declared under control.
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