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A wildfire in Catalonia, Spain, destroyed 1,100 hectares of forest.

Three wildfires in the Catalan region of Spain have turned about 1,100 hectares (2,700 acres) of forest and bushes into ash.

The local fire department tweeted that the fire began on Wednesday (June 15) near the towns of Baldmar, Colvera Debre and Castella Rivera. Hundreds of firefighters were on the ground fighting fire with 100 trucks and a dozen aircraft.

The scorching heat has hit Spain since the end of last week. The earliest summer heat wave since 1981.

As of June 5, Spain’s burnt area was 34% smaller than at the same time in 2021, the lowest since 2018. However, since last week, the combination of heat, wind and thunderstorms has caused various wildfires nationwide.

(Reuters)

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/wildfires-in-spains-catalonia-burn-down-1100-hectares-of-woods/ A wildfire in Catalonia, Spain, destroyed 1,100 hectares of forest.

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