More than 4,200 fires so far this year

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-06-2019 14:03:00 · 2 Comments
More than 4,200 fires so far this year

More than 4,200 rural fires have been recorded this year and more than 7,800 hectares have been destroyed this year in Portugal.

According to the Portuguese Institute of nature Conservation and Forests, 43% of the area burnt was in forests, 46% brush and 11% farmland.


Comments:

I saw a recent fire near my home north of castelo branco last week. There is still a lot of debris on the ground which should be cleared...

by Michael Saint from Beiras on 19-06-2019 12:42:00

Why no attempt to put these figures into some sort of context? Better than usual, worse, worst on record, worst since?

by Dave Reid from Beiras on 11-06-2019 10:30:00
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