The fires broke out on Wednesday June 15 near the towns of Baldomar, Corbera d’Ebre and Castellar Ribera, in Catalonia.
Three fires have destroyed some 1,100 hectares of forest and brush in Catalonia, northeastern Spain, local firefighters said on Thursday (June 16th), as a heatwave rages across the country.
Three simultaneous fires in the same perimeter
The fires broke out on Wednesday near the towns of Baldomar, Corbera d’Ebre and Castellar Ribera, firefighters said on Twitter. Hundreds of firefighters were on the ground to fight the flames with a hundred trucks and a dozen planes. Scorching heat battered Spain at the end of last week, the earliest heat wave since 1981.
As of June 5, the area burned in Spain was 34% lower than the same period in 2021. However, since last week the combination of hot weather, wind and thunderstorms has sparked wildfires in the country. .
ÚLTIMA HORA 5.35 pm: The fire of Artesa de Segre, in La Noguera, ja ha cremat més de 150 ha.
?? 63 equipment of the bombers treballen in the extinction of the jib, that no està controlat.
?? El foc s’ha originat a la carretera, between La Clua i Baldomar.pic.twitter.com/YK8JxyHBO1
— Sergi Marana (@SergiMaranya) June 15, 2022