It has already broken the record this year Portugal is one of the most difficult European countries and
In terms of the number of arid hectares, Spain has the largest number and Portugal ranks third. If we talk about percentage of burned territory, Portugal is at the top
A little over halfway through the year, hectares burned in the European Union have already reached an absolute record. Data compiled by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) indicate that 657,988 hectares have already burned.
Europe has been on trial this year for large-scale fires. During the rain, extreme drought, allied to very isolated regions, originates from failures in the control of the continent, maintaining national territories with vast burned areas. In recent months, the images and reports arriving confirm that the year 2022 is being marked by.
Spain leads the table in absolute terms, with 261,930 arid hectares. Behind is Romania with 150,528 hectares burned. No podium has yet appeared in Portugal, reaching 76,170 arid hectares, a large part of which was caused by the fire that devastated the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. Next comes France, which in recent days has devastated 61,871 hectares.
In terms of percentage of burned area, Portugal is at the top, with 0.80% of burned area. Romania (0.63%), Croatia (0.56%) and Spain (0.52%) follow.
Even so, this year’s numbers fall short of what happened in the country’s year, in 2017. The available data indicate that in this worst year, with a total of 408 homes, 563,532 hectares burned. It is recalled that it was in 2017 that the tragedy of Pedrógão Grande shocked the country, in a year that ended with the death of more than 100 people in cases of fires.
The records were granted to a public program probably this year are known to the statistics that have materialized since 20 components of the European Copernicus service management.