The areas in red are where forest fires are likely.


The island is on forest fire red alert today with temperatures forecast to reach record highs. The Palma Met Office issued a statement this morning and a graphic which showed much of the island in red, meaning that forest fires are a distinct possibility.

Sizeable parts of the mainland have been hit by forest fires as a result of the heatwave. The alarm was spread to fire stations and air bases across the island.

A Canadair seaplane with enormous fire fighting capabilities is based at Puerto Pollensa while there are other smaller aircraft at Son Bonet, on the outskirts of Palma.

A fire brigade spokesperson said; "local forests are like a tinder box at the moment. A single spark could cause a major fire..."