Spain in flames


“WE have never seen anything like this before.

“We are really staggered by what we are seeing in Spain, and as forest firefighters in Castilla y León in particular.”

These were the words this week of members of the INFOCYL brigade which is battling the fires in Castilla y León region, with many other forest blazes spreading around the country.

Since the start of the second heatwave of the year, more than 70,000 hectares (ha) of land has been burned in Spain in 10 days.

In Zamora a huge area measuring some 30,000ha has been lost in Losacio, which stands close to the Sierra de la Culebra – home to one of Spain’s largest wolf populations, where the country’s worst fire of this century occurred just a few weeks ago.

Two people have died in this latest blaze.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News


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