Offbeat: Spain: A fire burns thousands of hectares in Aragon

fires in Brittany, Isère and Dordogne: where are we this Monday?

 fires in Brittany, Isère and Dordogne: where are we this Monday? © Hervé Chatel A Canadair drops his cargo on the Chartreuse cliff where a fire has been raging since Friday evening, between La Buisse and Voreppe, near Grenoble. Three weeks after the monster fires that ravaged the Gironde, Several braziers mobilized firefighters everywhere in France this weekend. Liberation takes stock.

Au moins 1 500 personnes ont été évacuées dans cette zone rurale qui comprend un parc naturel, dans la province de Saragosse. Twitter/@jalero0 via REUTERS © Twitter/@jalero0 at least 1,500 people were evacuated in this rural area which includes a natural park, in the province of Zaragoza. Twitter/@jalero0 via Reuters The forest fires do damage elsewhere than in France . A fire burned several thousand hectares on Sunday in the Aragon region in northern Spain, forcing the evacuation of at least 1,500 people, local authorities announced. The fire, which started on Saturday in the commune of Añón de Moncayo, was active Sunday within a perimeter of 50 km, "estimated between 8,000 and 10,000" hectares, inside which the burnt area, appreciated " In thousands, ”was not yet determined, Aragon’s emergency services said. The "rapid propagation" of the flames, fueled by the wind, was considered "critical" by the president of the region, Javier Lambán, addressing the press. At least 1,500 people were evacuated in this rural area which includes a natural park, in the province of Zaragoza, the regional government announced. Some 300 firefighters fight the flames, supported by helicopters. 388 fires in Spain since the start of the year since the start of the year, ,388 fires have destroyed nearly 2,61,930 ha in Spain according to the European Forest Fair Information System (effis). This is the heaviest toll in the European Union countries this year, and the most important in Spain since 2000, the year of the first measures. These fires were favored by abnormally high temperatures this summer in Spain, which has already experienced three heat waves in just two months. The resurgence of these scorching episodes is, according to experts, a direct consequence of global warming, which increases their intensity, duration and frequency.

fires: Spain decrees the state of natural disaster, Portugal fights against the flames .
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez declared the burnt down areas in a state of natural disaster, while Portugal still fights against the flames. View onononews © Alberto Saiz/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. Calcinated forest near Altura, east of Spain, August 19, 2022.

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