SPAIN DECLARED THIS TUESDAY DISASTER ZONES IN 15 OF THE COUNTRY’S 17 AUTONOMOUS REGIONS, DUE TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE FIRES.
Only in the regions of Cantabria and Asturias (northern Spain) there was no declaration of “areas severely affected by a civil protection emergency”, commonly known as “disaster zones”, said the Minister Spokesperson for the Government, Isabel Rodríguez.
In the 15 regions affected by the fires, there have been 120 fires since June, some of them considered “big fires”, those that burn more than 500 hectares, which forced the temporary displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, said Minister Isabel Rodríguez.
The minister said that this year’s fires, due to their intensity and size, are “different fires”, the result of climate change and the high temperatures that have been recorded since June. Fires have also burned in 2022 more than the total for the previous five years, according to Spanish government data updated as of August 14.
Unfortunately, another confirmation of the previously announced trend across Europe.