The ferocity of Spain's forest fires has put residents of many parts of north-western Spain in the path of the flames.
While firefighters use orthodox methods, many residents have been forced to improvise.
In the hills of Galicia and around Santiago de Compostela, thousands of firefighters are trying to quell the infernos.
The intense heat and smoke is disorientating and dangerous.
The intensity of the flames is ripping through vast swathes of forest, leaving it burnt and choked in smoke.
But there is little let up for those trying to stop the spread of the flames.