The fires that broke out on July 22, 2012, in several parts of the Catalonia region of Spain has left several people dead and has forced more than 1,400 people to stay in shelters. Fires were still burning as of July 24, in many places, with roads cut off because of the billowing smoke. In some areas farmers were helping firefighters by driving water tanker trucks to burning areas. Train service in the region was suspended and several cross-border roads linking Barcelona with France closed because of the advancing flames, regional government spokesman Felip Puig told The Associated Press. In this photo, farmers try to extinguish a fire in Llers, Spain, on July 23.