"August fire had been brought under control but never completely extinguished"
An even worse drought this summer is feared.
A view shows smoke rising from a wildfire, as seen from Llanca, some 17km (10.5 miles) south of the French border village of Cerbere.
Spain's first major wildfire of the year has destroyed more than 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of forest and forced 1,700 villagers to leave their homes in the Valencia and Aragon regions.
A wildfire burns parts of rural areas in Fuente de la Reina.
The Síller fire has been the second worst this year.
Firefighters extinguish a small wildfire in Ronda.
About 1,000 firefighters backed by some 50 aircraft had worked to put out the blaze.
A wildfire is seen from a balcony near the town of Pujerra, which was evacuated, in Cartajima.
A wildfire fanned by strong winds has now driven out close to 2,000 people and killed one emergency worker since it erupted.
Wildfire on Sierra Bermeja mountain.
Wildfire on Sierra Bermeja mountain
More than 300 firefighters are working to extinguish the fire, which has yet to be brought under control.
The blaze started on Wednesday around 9:30 p.m., according to the emergency services