Provisional data available on the ICNF website shows that since the beginning of the year there have been 5,560 rural fires, which caused 20,379 hectares of burned area, 52% of which in bush, 40% in forest and 8% in agricultural spaces.

Comparing these data with the ICNF report of July 15, 2021, it was concluded that to date the burned area has increased by 65%, plus 8,256 hectares, and fire occurrences have increased by 30%, having set off another 1,297 fires.

ICNF data also show that more than a third of this year's burned area has been burned since last Friday, with fires having consumed 7,906 hectares since then and to date (38% more).