The fire is burning land in the area of Villanueva de Viver and, according to the local services, it is a fire of high degree of difficulty accompanied by adverse weather conditions similar to summer
Seven hundred Spanish firefighters are battling the season’s first major forest fire, which has spread out of control 48 hours after it broke out and has forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a community north of Valencia in eastern Spain.
Spain’s first big wildfire has come weeks earlier than last year.
The 40 km-wide Valencia region blaze has torched 4,000 hectares of land.
2022 was 🇪🇸’s worst year for forest fires.
Now it’s bracing for worse in 2023.#ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #VillanuevadeViver pic.twitter.com/TcAmhLigLc
— Ken Browne (@Ken_M_Browne) March 25, 2023
The fire is burning lands in the area of Villanueva de Viver and, according to the local services, it is a fire of high degree of difficulty accompanied by adverse weather conditions similar to summer.
In 2022, a black year for forest fires in Europe, Spain was the most affected country on the continent, with 500 forest fires burning vast areas, according to the European Forest Fire Information System.
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