Spain battling wildfire

Gabriela Bravo, Minister of Justice, Internal Affairs and Communal Administration of the Valencian Self-government Government in Spain, told reporters that approximately 4,000 hectares of land had been damaged in the forest fire that started yesterday.

Bravo stated that more than 1,500 people were evacuated from their homes in the region, which affects an area of ​​approximately 30 kilometers and has many small settlements, and the fire is still not under control.

A “high danger” alert was issued for the region due to the air temperature and wind.

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It was announced that 18 aircraft and a team of 420 people participated in the fire extinguishing efforts.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who is in Brussels for the EU meeting, stated that they are facing the first big forest fire of the year.

“It’s also worrying that it’s out of the summer season.” Using the expression Sanchez, “The only thing we demand from our citizens due to this terrible fire is to be cautious and careful at the highest level. The Spanish government will provide the necessary support to all citizens damaged by the fire, especially those who have been evacuated.” said.

In 2022, Spain had one of the worst years in its history in forest fires, burning more than 310 thousand hectares.

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