The fire continues to spread in wooded spaces in eastern Spain

The fire continues to spread in wooded spaces in eastern Spain
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Friday 19 August 2022 – 22:57

Winds, low humidity, high temperatures, warm seawater and rugged terrain affect fire spread in the Spanish province of Valencia.

Despite this, more than 40 aircraft and 300 ground vehicles are working in the region to put out the fires, after the fire spread over more than 19,000 hectares.

Sources from the National Meteorological Agency of Spain revealed to Efe that there are several factors that have made the winds weaker this year, among them, mainly, the temperature of the sea water, which records historical figures since at least 1959.

The Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation, Diana Morante, visited the area affected by the fires in the province of Valencia.

While the fires in the province of Castilla y León (center of the country) caused the evacuation of more than two thousand people in three days.

It should be noted that the forest fires, which amount to 288 fires in Spain since the beginning of this year, have caused the burning of 286,418 hectares, according to data from the European Forest Fire Information System.

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