Ecological balances are at risk in Spain, which had the worst March in the last 20 years in forest fires.
It was shared that fires continue at 9 points in the Asturias region, and cooling works continue in 21 places.
Firefighting works, supported by civil protection, firefighters and forestry workers, as well as military units, continue from the air and on the ground.
Adrian Barbon, head of the Asturias self-government government, announced that the forest fires that started on March 23 affected 20 thousand hectares, that they wanted the central government to be declared a “disaster zone” and that the alarm level was raised to the 2nd degree in areas close to settlements.
Barbon stated that they had experienced an unprecedented situation in the past and announced that from now on, they would increase the gap between the forest area and the settlements from 75 meters to 150 meters.
With the first big forest fires of the year between the cities of Castellon and Teruel in March, more than 40 thousand hectares of land have burned across the country so far.
Spain had one of the worst years in its history in forest fires in 2022, with a total of more than 310 thousand hectares burned.