Large-scale evacuations due to wildfires in southern Europe

Wildfires in southern Europe, accompanied by a severe heat wave, are far from over. So far, thousands of hectares of forest have been destroyed in Spain, Portugal, France, Croatia and Turkey. While no one has yet died in the fires, hundreds of people have succumbed to the heat in Portugal and Spain in recent days.

More than 16,000 people have been evacuated in southwestern France six days after the attack, the Associated Press news agency reported. Two serious fires are raging near Bordeaux, destroying 11,000 hectares of forest. High temperatures and drought make it difficult to control the fire.

In Spain, more than thirty forest fires are raging across the country. According to the Associated Press, Spain’s Ministry of Defense announced that a large portion of its existing firefighting aircraft had been assigned. The fires are mostly located in mountainous areas that are difficult for ground crews to access. Thousands of people have also been evacuated in Spain.

The fire risk in Portugal has decreased for some time, but on Sunday it increased again. like the Portuguese News Journal On Sunday compared to Saturday, five new fires were added in Portugal. There are a total of 16 fires, mostly in the north and the surrounding areas, and more than a thousand firefighters are trying to put them out.

Thousands of people have been evacuated in southwestern Turkey after the first fires broke out on Wednesday. According to the Turkish government, they are now under arrest. Wildfires have also broken out in the Croatian coastal towns of Zadar and Šibenik, but have not yet caused large-scale migration, the BBC reported.

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