Mass evacuation after a fire in Valencia

Mass evacuation after a fire in Valencia Natural Disasters

In one of the regions of Spain broke out a forest fire that forced about 2 thousand people from their homes and evacuate to a safer place. Valencia on extinguishing a fire in 3 days has occupied an area of 5500 acres, employs 800 firefighters, and, as in the daytime and at night.

Most victims were six villages, 50 km from the city of Valencia. Mountain areas of the forest around them is completely burned. For security reasons, all the roads leading to the site of the fire, were blocked. With the stabilization of the situation in their newly restored movement. But while a strong wind spread the fire quickly enough that, as warm weather made it difficult for fire crews.

Firefighters came to the rescue 31 units of aircraft, release of water at the burning dry trees and shrubs near the village shrouded in acrid smoke Bugarra. As the winter of 2011-2012 was the driest in Spain for the past 70 years, and the summer only made things worse, in the period from January 1 to September 16 of this year in the country burnt more than 184 hectares of land. This is the highest figure in 10 years.
Over the summer months, the fire destroyed more than 170,000 hectares of land four thousand individual homes. Authorities arrested more than 370 people, one way or another involved in the beginning of the fire or untimely fire suppression.

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