A version of this article originally appeared on VICE Spain.
On Monday, October 16, Hurricane Ophelia hit northern Europe. While in southern England and Wales the effects of the storm were mostly contained to just an odd-colored sky, Ireland was hit with winds of more than 100 MPH, killing three people and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.
Meanwhile, devastating wildfires across Portugal and the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia got almost impossible to contain over the weekend, given the strong winds caused by Ophelia brushing by the coast, and the unusually high temperatures in the area. Over the past few days, at least 32 people have been killed in the fires—which local authorities say were set deliberately.
Photographer Felipe Carnotto spent the weekend in Galicia, around the towns of Vigo and Pontevedra. Galicians used WhatsApp group chats to organize and buckets of water and tree branches to extinguish the deadly flames.
Scroll down to see more photos of Galicians battling the wildfires.