08/23/2010 01:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ibiza Forest Fire Forces Hundreds Of Tourists To Flee

Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from a popular beach in Ibiza as every firefighter on the Spanish resort island was mobilised to tackle a nearby forest fire.

As many as 1,500 people who had gathered on the beach in Benirras bay for a sunset party were evacuated - by boat and over land - on Sunday evening as it became clear they risked being stranded by the blaze.

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