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Asturias, A.; small region in Northern Spain, claimed the majority of 100 or so wildfires burning in densely forested and mountainous area on Friday started before unknown Arsonists.

Over the past Two days, the fires spread due to unusually high spring temperatures and strong winds; 400 people It had to be evacuated from the villages and small Cities, many road closures for safety.

Adrian Barbon, Regional President of Asturias, declared that “fire terrorists face the “full Weight of Law.” He claimed to be an entrepreneur crime groups took feature of unfavorable weather conditions start Fires. he made Did not mention of Possible motives of Alleged arsonists

early on Friday firefighters in the area It reported fighting 116 fires across 35 different fires locations. the number of The fires were down to 97 by midday.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called Barbón from Beijing on Friday to show for him support for the area. Later, in a press conference, Sanchez stated that if it is proven that the fires were started deliberately, the perpetrators will be killed face punishment.

Alejandro Calvo, Consultant for Rural areas in Asturias regionalthough cause of Fires are not completely clearIt’s clearly a wave of It sparked unprecedented fires.”

the size of The land affected by the fires was not immediately known. according to government Statistics, Spain has seen a total of 267,000 hectares (666,000 acres) are burning last yearmaking 2022 the worst year for fire Destruction since 1994. That was three times the ten year national middle.

Spain accounted for for 35% of All scorched earth in European forest fires in 2022, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Satellite Monitoring Service.

This week, unexpected wildfires in Eastern Spain burned more More than 4,600 hectares of Forest, forcing 1400 people to flee them homes. While fewer fires were reported in interrupt of Castellón Friday.

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