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EU monitor : Warns of new wildfire record this year in Europe

EU monitor : Warns of new wildfire record this year in Europe

More than twice the size of Luxembourg has been burned down this year. This summer, most of Europe has been a tinderbox, making it easy for fires to spread. This is due to a combination of repeated heat waves, which are a result of a rising trend brought on by climate change, and a continuous lack of rainfall. The most recent report from the European Forest Fire Information System shows that since the start of 2022, flames have destroyed approximately 660,000 hectares of EU land, an area that is more than twice the size of Luxembourg (EFFIS). In 2017, the bloc's worst wildfire year, about 420,000 hectares had been burnt by mid-August before a ...

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