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Fires destroy ten times more

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 18-05-2017 11:20:00 · 0 Comments



Fires have consumed a total of 13,530 hectares in Portugal during the first five months of 2017, a figure which is ten times higher than the same period last year.

Fires destroy ten times more

 

The number of actual fires was up to almost 5,000. Officials added that of the total amount of land affected by fires, around a third was in forested areas.

 

This comes after April was logged as the fifth hottest since 1945 coupled with the fact that three-quarters of the country is enduring a moderate drought.

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Edition 1450
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