Las Palmas (AP) - The devastating forest fire in the mountains of Gran Canaria has weakened slightly. "Good news," said the Canary Islands president, Ángel Victor Torres, on Twitter. "The fire loses potential," said the politician. Meanwhile, in the morning numerous airplanes and helicopters had risen into the air to fight against the flames in the mountains of the Spanish holiday island. Hundreds of firefighters and helpers are back in action. 9000 people have been brought to safety since the outbreak of the fire.