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Firefighters In Spain Attempt To Contain Huge Valencia Wildfire

Firefighters In Spain Attempt To Contain Huge Valencia Wildfire

Firefighters In Spain Attempt To Contain Huge Valencia Wildfire

Firefighters In Spain Attempt To Contain Huge Valencia Wildfire

A large wildfire in southeast Spain that has burned over nearly 10,000 hectares in a region that is notoriously difficult to access was being fought by 300 firefighters through a challenging night, officials said Tuesday.

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More than 1,000 people had to be evacuated as a result of the fire, which started late Saturday after lightning struck the Vall de Ebo region in the province of Alicante. The fire has since expanded quickly, fueled by strong winds.

About 300 firemen were battling the fires with the assistance of 24 planes and helicopters, the regional interior minister Gabriela Bravo told Antena 3 television, adding, “It’s been a really complicated night.”

“At the moment we are talking about more than 9,500 hectares burnt with a perimeter of 65 kilometers (40 miles),” regional president Ximo Puig said late Monday, describing the blaze as “absolutely huge”.

Firefighters In Spain Attempt To Contain Huge Valencia Wildfire

“It’s a very complicated situation… The fire is creating enormous difficulties that are absolutely impossible to tackle with the speed we would like.”

Firefighters elsewhere in the region were also battling two other wildfires north of Valencia city, with hundreds of firefighters and at least 10 firefighting planes engaged in the operation, officials said.

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Further north, firefighters in the Aragon region were hoping to bring under control another major blaze that broke out Saturday that has burnt more than 6,000 hectares of land, forcing at least 1,500 people from their homes.

So far this year, Spain has suffered 391 wildfires, fuelled by scorching temperatures and drought conditions, which have destroyed a total of 271,020 hectares of land, according to the latest figures from the European Forest Fire Information System.

Firefighters In Spain Attempt To Contain Huge Valencia Wildfire

This year’s fires in Spain have been particularly devastating, destroying more than three times the area consumed by wildfires in the whole of 2021, which amounted to 84,827 hectares, the figures show.

Scientists say human-induced climate change is making extreme weather events, including heatwaves and droughts, more frequent and intense. They in turn increase the risk of fires, which emit climate-heating greenhouse gases.

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Fires have blazed across Europe, particularly in France, Greece, and Portugal, making 2022 a record year for wildfires on the continent.

In Portugal, a wildfire brought under control last week reignited Tuesday in the UNESCO-designated Serra da Estrela natural park, the civil protection agency said.


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