Spain’s wildfires are unprecedented, burning 200,000 hectares – strong winds can’t be controlled

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Spain’s wildfires are unprecedented, burning 200,000 hectares – strong winds can’t be controlled

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Spain suffers from forest fires – Xinhua reported that Castilla and Leon regional governments north west of Spain Wildfires in Zamora were revealed to be burning uncontrollably. and destroyed more than 192,500 rai of land amid a severe heat wave

The local government said on Saturday, June 18 that a fire in the Sierra de la Culebra nature reserve forced the evacuation of residents from 11 villages, with hundreds of firefighters and emergency personnel on the road, the local government said. 40 blazes, 20 helicopters and 4 planes were sent to contain the blaze. which was caused by lightning on Wednesday, June 15

Unprecedented bad, burning 200,000 rai - strong winds still can't control

Firefighters work to extinguish a wildfire at the Sierra de la Culebra near Ferreras de Arriba, Zamora, Spain. REUTERS/Isabel Infantes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Mr Angel Manuel Sanchez one firefighter He told local Spanish television that the fires were still raging on both sides of the forest. This is partly due to winds with a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour.

Spain has been facing an unusually fast heat wave for a week, with many cities and areas rising above 40C in the past few days before the heat began to subside on Sunday, June 19. past

Spain suffers from forest fires

A helicopter flies over a forest fire in Belascoain, Navarre, Spain, June 19, 2022. The fire in the Sierra de la Culebra nature reserve has been fueled by temperatures of over 40 degrees centigrade and winds gusting at up to 70 kilometers an hour. So far 30,800 hectares of woodland and scrub with a perimeter of 120.88 kilometers have been destroyed. REUTERS

Spain suffers from forest fires

A firefighter from the Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME) tackles a forest fire near Artazu, Navarre province, Spain, June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Vincent West

Spain suffers from forest fires

Firefighters from the Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME) tackle a forest fire near Artazu, Navarre province, Spain, June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Vincent West

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