More than 4,000 hectares of land have been destroyed in seven wildfires that are still fuming in the autonomous community of Galicia in the northwestern region of Spain. The following announcement has been made by the local firefighting services.
According to the reports, “Approximately 2,000 have so far been destroyed by the largest fire close to the city of A Coruna. Whereas, no casualties have been reported yet, but the fires have led to the evacuation of 700 people from a camp in the A Pobra do Caraminal.
Furthermore, the fire in the province of Ourense has destroyed 600 hectares after fuming simultaneously in 10 different areas, but has been brought under control.
The local media reports have revealed that, “Most of the fires were thought to be started intentionally.”
Meanwhile, as per the leader of the main opposition party (PP) as well as the former Galicia Regional Government’s president, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, has made a call for the “full weight of the law” on those who are held accountable for the fires.
As per the data collected by the Copernicus satellite on Saturday, about 230,000 hectares of land have been destroyed in the wildfires in the driest summer on record in Spain this year.
The central government on Monday has approved a new law to help control future fires, which includes several measures such as increasing all-year-round vigilance and removing undergrowth to stop flames to spread fastly.